EU exit could lead to 'catastrophic uncertainty'

EU exit could lead to 'catastrophic uncertainty'

The UK’s possible exit from the European Union, looking likely to be the subject of a summer referendum, would be a disaster for the book trade, according to industry figures such as Waterstones m.d. James Daunt, Bonnier Publishing c.e.o. Richard Johnson and Alma Books m.d. Alessandro Gallenzi.

But others in the trade have argued that leaving the EU would be unlikely to damage European trade and could boost business with non-EU countries.

Membership of the EU brings free trade between member nations; leaving would mean the imposition of new trade barriers. It could also affect foreign dir...

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