UK business leaders join call for second vote on Brexit

Anca Alexe 06/11/2018 | 07:45

More than 50 business leaders in the United Kingdom have signed a letter asking for a second people’s vote on Brexit, warning of the economic damage that would be caused by “either a blindfold or a destructive Brexit,” the Guardian reports.

The signatories of the letter include executives of companies like Waterstones, Sainsbury’s, Twitter, Chanel, Marks & Spencer, PowerGen, BT Group, Innocent Drinks.

The letter does not specifically talk about a second referendum, but says the “ultimate choice” must be given back to the electorate.

“We are now facing either a blindfold or a destructive hard Brexit. Given that neither was on the ballot in 2016, we believe the ultimate choice should be handed back to the public with a People’s Vote,” the letter reads.

In October, more than half a million people participated in a march in London to demand a second referendum. However, Downing Street said last night that PM Theresa May had made it clear that there would be no second referendum.

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