JCB quits CBI amid reports of clashes over Brexit
Construction equipment giant JCB is quitting the CBI business lobbying group amid reports of clashes over Brexit.
Lord Bamford, whose father founded JCB in 1945, has been an outspoken supporter of leaving the EU, while CBI members have warned against it.
Both parties confirmed the decision on Monday night, but declined to offer reasons why.
The move will be seen as a blow for the CBI, which will lose the backing of one of the country's biggest manufacturers.
A JCB spokesman said simply: "I can confirm that JCB is ending its membership of the CBI."
He said he would not be... read more
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