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CBI Director-General: Scottish businesses do not want the debate

The director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has told The Herald that Scottish businesses ‘don’t want to have the conversation’ about independence.

They are ‘not convinced of the notion this is the right time to be having this debate’, Tony Danker said.

He added: “To be distracted by the independence question I think would be a completely missed opportunity for Scotland… This is the time we should be talking about recovery."

Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:

“The last thing that Scottish businesses need is more uncertainty.

“Nicola Sturgeon should listen to the CBI and Scottish businesses. Re-opening the independence debate would be incredibly damaging for jobs and the economy at such a difficult time.

“The entire focus of government must be on recovery so that we can protect people’s livelihoods – not put them at risk.”

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