Patel slams Damehood given to anti-Brexit CBI chief

Priti Patel has hit out at the decision to hand CBI Director General Carolyn Fairbairn a Damehood.

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“It’s totally inappropriate. This is a reward for the regressive campaign that the CBI has conducted against our country and the result of the referendum,” Patel told the Telegraph.

“The British public will be appalled to see that the doom-mongers of Brexit are receiving honours for their role in the Brexit betrayal. This is a stain on our democracy and must end.”

Fairbairn was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for being an “outstanding advocate of British business” after spending the last four years as head of the CBI putting Britain down.

In the run-up to the 2016 referendum, she supported David Cameron’s cynical Project Fear campaign by claiming up to a million jobs would be lost if British voters opted to leave the EU.

As we all know, that never happened, and yet Fairbairn and her many allies still refuse to concede Britain can have a better future outside the failing bloc.