No-deal fears accelerate business exit from Britain

Many businesses are either stockpiling or departing Britain as a no-deal Brexit looms ever closer

3rd February, 2019
James Dyson, one of the loudest pro-Brexit voices, is moving his vacuum firm’s HQ to Singapore Picture: Getty

The Conservatives have long been the popular party of British businesses. But as with so much else, Brexit has been changing the relationship between the Tories and industry.

“Fuck business.” That was the less than elegant response from Boris Johnson when he was asked, last summer, by diplomats about fears over the British government’s handling of Britain’s departure from the EU.

Johnson is not alone. Earlier this month, backbench...

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