As parliamentarians begin the new term following Easter recess, the CBI met with the Chancellor Philip Hammond, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnel and Heidi Allan, leader of Change UK, this week to highlight the business response to the Article 50 extension. With the backdrop of the local elections weighing heavy on the minds of the main political parties, the CBI made clear in these meetings that more of the same over the coming months will just mean more chaos for business this autumn. All political leaders must use the time well to break the Brexit deadlock.
Both Labour and the Conservative party continue to underline how there is good faith on both sides of the negotiating table to seek a compromised solution to break the Brexit impasse. But it is yet to be seen whether any solution agreed in these discussions would be able to satisfy backbenchers on both sides and command a m