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European Union Exit

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Graham Simpson Graham Simpson Conservative

On 17 October, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the Confederation of British Industry, said:

“this deal unlocks a transition period, guarantees rights of the 4 million citizens living abroad in the UK and EU, and opens a pathway to a new EU/UK partnership. It would keep trade flowing freely across the island of Ireland and, most importantly, avoid a damaging no deal scenario.”

Why does the cabinet secretary think that he knows more about what is best for business than the leader of British business?