Hard Brexit could shut door on open economy - CBI chief
Theresa May's lurch to a "hard Brexit" stance on EU withdrawal risks destroying Britain's hopes of remaining an open economy, the head of the CBI has warned.
The business body's director general Carolyn Fairbairn expressed alarm at the direction of government policies following the fiasco of attempts to get companies to list their foreign workers.
Ms Fairbairn warned that the Prime Minister's insistence on an immigration crackdown, which dominated the Tory conference, could "close the door" to the UK staying an open trading economy.
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