November 18, 2019 / 10:34 AM / a month ago

Danger on both left and right, warns UK business group CBI

Attendees are seen before the annual CBI Conference in London, Britain November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - There is a threat to British business from both the left and the right of politics, the country’s biggest business lobby group the CBI warned on Monday, a month before voters head to the polls to elect a new government.

“I believe we are facing a danger that could get in the way of a bright future, and it takes the form of extreme ideology. And we see it on both sides of the political divide,” said CBI Director General Carolyn Fairbairn.

“On the right we have the threat of, even a preference for no deal as the end point of our Brexit negotiations,” she said.

Reporting by David Milliken; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by Michael Holden

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