CEO of The Larkfleet Group of Companies, Karl Hick, has backed a plea from former prime minister Sir John Major for people to vote to remain in the EU.
Karl was a guest at a dinner held in aid of Peterborough Cathedral’s 900th anniversary appeal where Sir John was one of the speakers. He pleaded with people to vote ‘remain’ – “not because Europe is without fault but because we are stronger united”.
Karl said: “There is much that is wrong with the EU – slow, bureaucratic, sometimes needlessly intrusive and occasionally getting involved in things that would be better left to individual national governments. On balance, however, there is much more ‘right’ with the EU than there is ‘wrong’ with it. And many of the things that are wrong can be fixed if the UK remains a member and works with other countries to achieve reform.
“If we vote to leave the EU now we really will be ‘jumping from the frying pan into the fire’ – with unpredictable consequences.
“Unpredictability is not good for business. It is therefore not good for any of us as individuals because we all rely on business to provide jobs and incomes (including pensions) and to pay the taxes which support public services.”