The Tories were last night accused of ‘declaring war’ on business as furious party donors blasted senior Brexiteers over inflammatory comments.
Bosses, many of whom fear that Brexit could damage the economy and lead to major job losses, last night said relations between business and the Tories had not been so bad since the industrial strife of the 1970s.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – who said ‘f*** business’ when questioned about their Brexit concerns – Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith are among those in the firing line.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said ‘f*** business’ when questioned about Brexit concerns
Mr Hunt was blasted after he said it was ‘completely inappropriate’ for companies such as Airbus – an aerospace giant which employs 15,000 people across the UK – to warn of how Brexit could hit its business.
Mr Duncan Smith caused further anger when he linked the forerunner of the business lobby group the CBI to the appeasement of the Nazis.
John Armitage, a Remain-backing hedge-fund manager who has donated