POLITICIANS have been accused of letting business down as the Brexit chaos continues.

Ian Girling, chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, backed a national call for politicians to stop “chasing rainbows” and “start making tough decisions”.

He endorsed a strongly-worded speech from Adam Marshall, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, at its conference in London. A Dorset delegation was at the event at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre opposite the House of Commons.

In his keynote speech, Dr Marshall said: “To Westminster we say, we are frustrated. We are angry. You have let British business down.”

He added: “We in business must make it clear that our elected representatives cannot keep chasing rainbows.

“Like all of us in in business, they need to start making tough decisions, however personally or politically difficult they might be.”

Speakers at the conference included chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss, London mayor Sadiq Khan, Theresa May’s de facto deputy David Lidington MP and shadow Brexit secretary Sir Kier Starmer.

Mr Girling said: “I completely endorse the BCC view that this Brexit chaos has continued for far too long.

“Dorset businesses, like others at the conference have remained resilient and resolute as politicians have gone around in circles for three years but we need some decisions and we need them now.

“Aside from Brexit, there was a great deal of positivity in the hall as we discussed such developments as AI and heard from high-calibre business speakers.”

Dorset Chamber, which has more than 720 members, leads a delegation to London every year.

Members who went this year included Blue Sky Financial Planning, Deep South Media, Greendale Construction, HSBC, Meggitt and Savills.

Speakers and panellists at the conference included Drax Group plc chief executive Will Gardiner, Stagecoach Group chief executive Martin Griffiths, Legal & General chef executive Nigel Wilson, Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis and TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady.