With this week's news of the EU Withdrawal Agreement failing to secure support in Parliament, the UK faces more uncertainty. Uncertainty is no friend of economic growth. It is a fact that one of the foundations for economic growth is stability in the rule of law. Many investors, and particularly SEIS / EIS investors, view political/economic instability as a deterrent to making investments, because SEIS / EIS investing is inherently risky, even in the best of times. Moreover, reduced levels of investment ultimately negatively impact future economic growth.