March 14, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement in response to the UK Parliament vote today to delay Brexit:

“For each passing day without clarity, we move closer to the worst possible outcome - a cliff edge Brexit. We urge lawmakers to move with dispatch and purpose next week to make an explicit choice on the way forward. We further urge lawmakers in Brussels and London to agree quickly on the terms of any extension as well as a final withdrawal agreement. Businesses are eager to continue serving customers in the UK and across the EU with as little disruption as possible. Decisive action by policy makers is absolutely essential.”

The U.S.-UK Business Council, launched in January 2017, is the premier Washington-based business organization dedicated to strengthening the commercial relationship between the U.S. and the UK.