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Chamber reacts to MPs voting to ask EU to allow an extension to Article 50


Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at award-winning East Midlands Chamber*, said: “Tonight’s vote has just extended the doubt and uncertainty that is stifling business across the country, inhibiting growth and inward investment.


“For the sake of UK plc, it is vital that the whole issue of Brexit is put to bed once and for all, as soon as possible, so that the creators of jobs and wealth can get back to focusing on what they do well, particularly here in the East Midlands.


“Any further delay must come with a clear route map for what’s going to happen, whether that’s a new deal, a second referendum or a managed no-deal exit, otherwise it’s just a case of kicking the can down the road.”


*East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) won the British Chambers of Commerce Chamber of the Year award in November 2018.