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RIBA responds to the outcome of the ‘meaningful vote’

13 March 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) responds to the defeat of the Prime Minister’s EU withdrawal deal.

RIBA Chief Executive Alan Vallance said, “The outcome of tonight’s vote means more uncertainty for the British economy at a time when we can ill afford it.

With less than three weeks to go, Parliament must urgently seek an extension to Article 50 and find a deal that works for the architecture sector and the country. We have been clear throughout the negotiations that a no-deal Brexit would have disastrous consequences for the economy and the UK’s international relationships. With time now increasingly short, I worry that many of our politicians have lost sight of the stakes they are playing with.”


Notes to editors

  1. For further press information contact Elise Neve +44 (0)20 7307 3761
  2. The RIBA’s guidance for architects on a no deal can be read here.
  3. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow us on Twitter for regular RIBA updates

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