FTSE 100 firms to come out against Brexit

The Prime Minister may be reeling from a blustering blond bombshell, but he's still got the support of Britain's biggest businesses.

by Rebecca Smith

After whispered rumours and much media speculation, Boris Johnson has done what David Cameron dreaded and backed Britain leaving the EU. But while he's lost a Conservative heavyweight and convincing campaigner in the London mayor, Cameron has at least still got many of the nation's biggest firms on side.

Despite the Prime Minister's hardball approach, the EU concessions have been dismissed by many as watered down tokens that haven’t addressed the big concerns of the nation's citizens and businesses. But around half of FTSE 100 bosses are reportedly lining up to sign a letter backing Cameron as he battles some of his closest Cabinet ministers to keep the country in the EU.

The letter is being coordinated by 10 Downing Street, naturally, and is expected to be released tomorrow, but the campaign has rallied chairmen and chief execs from the likes of Vodafone, easyJet, Barclays, Shell, BT and GlaxoSmithKline.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: mtsupport@haymarket.com

Call: 020 8267 8121

Register

FREE

  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Become a subscriber

From £66 a quarter

  • Full access to managementtoday.co.uk
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine
  • Plus lots more, including our State of the Industry Report.

Choose a Package