DG of British Chambers of Commerce quits after backing Brexit

John Longworth quit as the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Sunday, following the controversy over his suggestion that the UK could have a “brighter” future outside the EU. (The Guardian)

Downing Street has strenuously denied claims from Brexit campaigners that it put pressure on the BCC to act following Mr Longworth’s comments at the group’s annual conference on Thursday. (Daily Mail)