Word of CBI is gospel according to the Tories

JOAN McAlpine discusses the mystery behind the CBI, and says they do not represent the majority of employers in Scotland.

THE CBI like to present themselves as the voice of business. But is that really true in Scotland?

The bosses’ union have plenty of members whose head offices are in London. But CBI Scotland remain something of a mystery. They refuse to tell us who their members are and there are strong suspicions that few of them are actually Scottish-based companies.

They certainly do not represent the majority of employers in Scotland, who are overwhelmingly small and medium-sized businesses that couldn’t afford gold-plated CBI membership cards...

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