In a letter to The Independent, the group issues a trenchant riposte to politicians who have argued that Britain’s economic interest would be better served outside the EU. They also call for David Cameron to “strengthen and deepen” the European single market to boost Britain’s economy by £110bn. The letter, which is signed by senior figures including the current and next presidents of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as well as the chairmen of BT, Deloitte, Lloyds and Centrica, is the first co-ordinated response from the business community to increasing anti-European political rhetoric.Businesses welcomed open borders and European migration with open arms not realising, or choosing to ignore the growing resentment amongst the indigenous workforce as they perceived preferential treatment for migrant workers by Employment Agencies. This resentment is now reflected in growing support for right wing anti European and anti immigration parties.
The reasons for the growth of Euroscepticism and right wing political parties are many and varied but global capitalism must take its share of the blame in their greed for increasing profit through lowering labour costs.
British businesses must reap what the sow!