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Dominic Grieve: Businesses could have to make two different products after Brexit

Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve has described the decision to leave the EU as a ‘revolutionary event’ that could end up leaving businesses having to manufacture two different products.

The former attorney general was last week made chairman of the Conservative Group for Europe which was a campaigning group set up before the EU referendum but now recognises the result.

Mr Grieve said: “My role will be to inform members how to make the most out of the referendum decision.”

He then echoed the concerns of Britain’s most senior judge, Lord Neuberger, who told the Government this week it must provide more clarity about how UK law will be developed after Brexit.

Currently, UK legislation is subject to rulings made by the EU's highest court, the European Court of Justice.

“If we have businesses exporting to the EU for example and they discover there is a difference between the EU and UK legislation, we could end up with a situation where businesses are having to manufacture two different products.”

He added: “Brexit is a very high risk operation.

“It’s a revolutionary event and it will be disruptive until we sort it out.”

President of Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce Olu Odeniyi added: “Uncertainty surrounding Brexit is causing great concern for many companies, particularly those who deal directly with European business partners.

“There will also likely be a ripple through impact for the whole economy.

“The sooner key decisions are made the better so contingent plans can be established.”

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  • Sgt Major Snudge

    13:01, 21 August 2017

    The real problem with Brexit is that we will endure horrendous costs, losses and inconvenience but with no personal benefits for the people of Berkshire. If anyone can tell us how they will personally benefit from Brexit can they please tell us as we all need to know. People talk grandly about "getting our country back", but it has never been lost. The EU does not control our defence, social welfare, education system, transport, industry, farming etc. We make our own laws and are only affected by the EU when they touch on EU affairs - which is a small percentage of the time. Anyone who imagines that "getting their country back" is going to make them better off in any way at all, is going to be sorely disappointed.

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