Make UK urges successor to build on May's Brexit foundations
24 May 2019
Make UK CEO Stephen Phipson has reacted immediately to Theresa May’s resignation announcement by urging her successor to build on her work to secure a European withdrawal that protects British manufacturing
“We look forward to working as closely and successfully with the new Prime Minister, building on the foundations laid by Theresa May – it is critical that as we face the UK's biggest-ever peace time challenge, business and government work hand in hand.”
The manufacturers’ association has urged constantly for more clarity and speed from Government in securing a smooth withdrawal.
But Phipson praised the efforts of the departing Prime Minister to seek a solution for the UK.
“Theresa May has worked hard to secure a pragmatic departure from the EU that protected our world class British manufacturing industry. We acknowledge her tenacity and hard work. In the last two years we have welcomed her focus on a modern industrial strategy and building strong relationships with business.”
We have limited time before we leave the EU in October and we must avoid using much of that time engaged in Westminster politics
Stephen Phipson, CEO, Make UK
He called for whoever takes over as Prime Minister “to find a solution to the Brexit dilemma at speed”.
He added: “We have limited time before we leave the EU in October and we must avoid using much of that time engaged in Westminster politics.
“Extended lack of clarity over Britain’s future trading environment with our most important market risks making an already bad situation worse: Make UK has consistently highlighted how serious we consider this issue to be.”
Photo: Theresa May visiting the new Berkshire College of Agriculture Energy Centre last year.
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