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University of Warwick hosts speech by CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn

TCBI Director General Carolyn Fairbairn and Vice-Chancellor Stuart Crofthe University of Warwick today, Monday 22nd January 2018, hosted a CBI event with specially invited audience of policy makers, researchers, employers and other representatives from business, where CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn outlined her view on what the UK needs from the current Brexit negotiations.

Carolyn Fairbairn was welcomed and introduced by Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Croft. She delivered her speech entitled “A good Brexit for Britain”. She was then joined on stage by the CBI’sChief Economist Rain Newton-Smith for a Q&A following the speech, which can be read in full here.

The CBI issued a press release/blogentitled Evidence not ideology: Why a customs union is best for Britain on the content of the speech which has received considerable media coverage. Some of examples of that coverage follow below:

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU
BBC News

CBI calls for UK to stay in an EU customs union for the long term
Financial Times

Boris says CBI call to stay in a customs union with EU "makes no ...
City A.M.

CBI chief's call to remain in customs union 'weakens our hand' in EU ...

CBI chief warns Theresa May that UK must stay in EU customs union ...
The Independent

UK must stay in customs union with the EU after Brexit, British ...
Sky News

Xinhua Chia

Stuart Croft, Carolyn Fairbairn and Rain Newton-Smith


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