I’ve had an emailed reply from the efficient, and no doubt quite busy, CBI press office to my query asking for confirmation that Director General Digby Jones had said what the Evening Standard quoted. In my query I asked for the text of Digby Jones’s speech. Here’s the reply:
There is no speech this came from an interview with the Evening Standard – Digby Jones is speaking today though, at 12.30
The speech and press release will be on the website later.
And it is, but it's about the EU.