Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The EU is corporatist (part 94)

As I said a month ago, based on the utterings of small and large business lobby groups, Big Business likes the EU and small businesses/businessmen don't.

Opinium Research have done this a bit more thoroughly and come to the same conclusion, as summarised in City AM:

BRITAIN’S smallest companies are more likely to believe the EU is bad than good, a study showed yesterday.

The study from Opinium Research showed 40 per cent of firms with fewer than nine employees think the EU membership is bad, more than the 38 per cent who favour it. That compares with big businesses, where 57 per cent like membership against 16 per cent who say it is bad.

The general public is also more sceptical than big businesses.


DBC Reed said...

Benito Mussolini
"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power".
Because of the reflexive syntax this sentence could be read the other way round.
Strange to think that Labour voters in informal alliance with Enoch Powell were all against thee EU at the time of the referendum for the reasons you allude to.