Sunday 6 March 2016

Longworth resigns from BCC following suspension for supporting Brexit

The Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, John Longworth, has resigned after being suspended for saying that we would be better off leaving the EU.

The comments - which were made in a personal capacity - sparked complaints from some of its more influential members, resulting in him being hung out to dry.

The BCC's executive and non-executive board is a who's who of former quangocrats and public sector wonks who've forged careers in unaccountable quangos managing EU regional funding and pushing the EU regionalisation agenda.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Longworth said that the British government is issuing exaggerated warnings which will become a "self-fulfilling prophecy". Cameron can't predict doom and disaster if we leave the EU and then backpedal when we vote to leave and expect the investors and businesses he's put so much effort into scaring off to suddenly have faith in our future outside the EU.