Senior business leaders' concerns that Prime Minister risks getting it badly wrong on Europe - Alexander

9 January 2013

Douglas AlexanderDouglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to a letter from senior business leaders to David Cameron in the Financial Times today, said:

“Some of the most senior business leaders in Britain have today voiced concerns that the Prime Minister risks getting it badly wrong on Europe, badly wrong on jobs and investment and badly wrong for Britain.

“This latest warning underlines the risks the Prime Minister is now running by apparently putting unity in his party ahead of prosperity for the country.

“Given the very real hostility of some Conservative MPs and Cabinet Ministers to Europe, these senior business leaders are right to warn of the real risk that David Cameron is now running with British investment and British influence.

“The Prime Minister's approach says more about his weakness at home then about his agenda abroad.”