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Election Suggests UK Wants A Brexit Deal Driven by Pragmatism, Not Ideology

Responding to the results of the 2017 General Election, Ben Rogers, Director at Centre for London said:

“We live in a divided country, with votes split between two parties with very different world views.

“The election results suggest that British people want a Brexit deal driven by pragmatism, not ideology.

“Whoever forms the next government, it’s vital we negotiate a relationship that allows us to remain open to the EU, and maintain the exchange of talent, goods, services and ideas on which our economy and influence depends.

“Though London was conspicuous by its absence in the election campaign, it contributes close to a third of UK taxes, and exercises a soft power which reaches around the globe.

“The next government, whoever leads it, must remember that failing to address London’s urgent needs could cost the country dearly.”