14 March 2019
Responding to the vote on an extension of Article 50, Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, said:
"Tonight's vote offers a glimmer of hope, but it is now absolutely essential that MPs put aside their differences and coalesce around a positive route forward. Without definitive action by MPs in the next six days, we will see the UK crashing out of the EU on March 29th without a deal. This would inevitably lead to higher prices and less choice on the shelves for consumers. The uncertainty surrounding a no deal Brexit is already harming the UK economy.
"Britain stands on a knife edge. Parliament must put an end to this uncertainty."