CBI calls for relationship reset with government

By Ed Conway, Economics editor
The head of Britain's business lobby group says the relationship between the government and business needs to be "reset".
Amid growing consternation about the attitude of the Conservative Party to the business community, Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the CBI, said the government urgently needed to set out a pro-enterprise message.
Speaking to Sky News on the fringes of the Tory party conference, she said: "This is an issue in politics in general. Support for business has been not as strong as we need it to be for a country that is trying to lay out its stall for the world, about why to invest here and create jobs here."I think this ought to be time to reset."The comments came as a leading Tory MP launched an unusual attack on the CBI.
Former Brexit minister Steve Baker said that the lobby group's efforts to push for a soft Brexit were undermining the country's prospects.
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"The CBI has become a grave menace to our political stability and our economic prospects," he said in a Sky News interview."By achieving this common rulebook, which I am told by a member they are claiming as their success internally, they have driven a wedge into the Tory party capable of leading to circumstances which put Marxists in power."
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