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Time for business to lead on Brexit

There’s a political vacuum and we can’t let Nigel Farage fill it

By John McTernan  

The business of America is business, said US President Calvin Coolidge. Now, more than at any other time, this needs to be adopted as the watchword of British companies. After the Brexit vote, there was a profound lack of political leadership. Space in politics never goes unfilled and leadership was—briefly, disconcertingly, but significantly—taken by Nigel Farage. The same phenomenon was observable immediately after the US elections. With the British political classes paralysed by a mixture of shock and grief,…

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