The predictable collapse of cross party Brexit talks has dismayed business leaders. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: "Another day of failed politics, another dispiriting day for British business. Six wasted weeks while uncertainty paralyses our economy. The May parliamentary recess should be cancelled and used to agree a deal as soon as possible — whether through indicative votes or the Withdrawal Agreement. Business and the country need an urgent resolution to this mess. This is no time for holidays. It's time to get on with it."