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UK business chief suspended in 'Brexit' row

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The director general of the British Chambers of Commerce has been suspended after he called for Britain to leave the European Union, against the wishes of most of the organisation's members, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The newspaper said John Longworth had told reporters on Thursday the UK would be better off exiting the 28-member bloc, comments directly at odds with the majority of BCC members who want to stay in, according to its own research. The FT said that after an emergency board meeting on Friday Longworth was suspended for breaching the BCC's official position ...

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First Published: Sat, March 05 2016. 20:53 IST