More than 80 tech leaders in the United Kingdom have signed up as supporters of Tech For UK, a new business group that is urging the government to support a second referendum regarding the terms of Brexit, including a choice to remain in the European Union.
The said group includes some huge brands such as Samsung, TechCrunch, and Deloitte Digital and business leaders such as Martha Lane Fox as well as major fintech players including George Bevis, the CEO of Tide Bank, and Giles Andrews, the founder of Zopa.
The co-founder of TechHub and co-organiser of Tech For UK, Mike Butcher, stated: “It’s time the people had the chance for a meaningful vote, or through parliament, on the terms of Brexit.”
The said group is also supporting Best For Britain, an anti-Brexit group, in its fundraising campaign for a second vote regarding the terms of the departure of the United Kingdom.
The CEO and founder of Metafused, Madhuban Kumar, is also a co-organiser of Tech For UK. He stated: “The ongoing uncertainty along with declining growth is a hard one to take.
“We went from the fastest growing (before Brexit) to the slowest growing in the EU with the economy expected to grow a mere one percent in 2018. It’s time the people of the UK had a say on what Brexit actually is.”
Tech for UK has denounced the immigration of private investment from the United Kingdom following the Brexit vote and claims that the technology sector of the country is at “considerable risk.”
The CEO of Tide, George Bevis, stated: “The Brexiteers admit they can’t deliver the Brexit they promised so we deserve a vote on the one they’ve got us instead.”
The founder and CEO of appointment booking software firm Booking Bug, Glenn Shoosmith, stated:“The people deserve the chance to vote on the truth – the final terms of the agreement that will decide the future of this country. Anything less would be a travesty of democracy.”