BREXIT is an unwelcome move for the vast majority of traders in the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
That was the message from the local Chamber of Commerce in response to MP Gregory Campbell's insistence that leaving the EU would bring incredible benefits to the regions.
In an unprecedented intervention into the political arena, the Chamber said it had consulted widely on the issue.
“The true picture is that most businesses did not ask for this, did not wish for it and consider it a bad move for commerce,” said President Murray Bell.
The Chamber was prompted to issue a verdict on Brexit when Mr Campbell reacted to a council assessment of the Brexit implications on the borough's finances published in its annual accounts.
“The council are correct to voice their concerns about Brexit,” continued Mr Bell.
“They are not the only body concerned: the vast majority of local businesses, from Ballycastle to Greysteel, and beyond are concerned about the impact. However that concern varies in degree depending on business and location.”
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