45 per cent of business leaders support a second Brexit referendum


According to a survey commissioned by the Institute of Directors, 45 per cent of business leaders said they would support a second referendum or a referendum withdrawal deal.

The director general of the Institute of Directors, Stephen Martin said, “At this moment of national crisis, the ability to put what really matters first seems to have abandoned us. It feels like we are being drawn involuntarily towards no deal like a moth to a flame, knowing we will be burnt but, seemingly unable to stop it.

“Businesses are deeply frustrated our political leaders seem intent on wasting time remaining before 29 March trying to fulfil political objectives, rather that coming to find a way forward. As a result, many business leaders now seem willing to contemplate other solutions to break the impasse, including a referendum.

“This route is fraught with uncertainty of its own, and the fact that some business leaders are prepared to consider it reflects poorly on the efforts of parliament to bring the country together.”