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Row brews over suspension of BCC chief John Longworth

It is "scandalous" that the British Chambers of Commerce has suspended its director-general for his comments on the EU referendum, Boris Johnson has said.

John Longworth told the business group's annual conference on Thursday that the UK's long-term prospects could be "brighter" outside the EU.

Number 10 has rejected any suggestion they put pressure on the BCC to suspend him.

Ross Hawkins reports.

  • 06 Mar 2016
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