(Original post by Burton Bridge)
Oh so it's fine to belittle anyone who disagrees with you.
Could I just put forward somthing to you, these large businesses leaders, the ones with huge off shore tax avoiding bank accounts. You know the ones that close factories down in the UK to build in Poland for cheaper running costs while keeping the price of their products the same while selling them to the neighbourhoods they have destroyed. Those guys whom push branding onto us and close local small businesses down whom actually spend money locally simulating the economy. Do you not think it is possible they just might have some biast and a little political motivation behind their claims?
Or am I just stupid ignorant fool to think this? I mean it's not like these people gift millions to politicians to push their agendas on to us. I don't know whom or what I was thinking to question the far superior intelligent of a few young people on a forum, they obviously know far more about life previous to the EEC than the people whom actually lived in those times.
Silly me eh..
It is SMEs who are directly in the firing line of a No Deal, not larger business enterprises, depth of pockets and liquidity will determine the business survivors and SMEs traditionally carry low levels of liquid resources, in the event of business disruption it is being able to continue operating through the upheaval that is the key to success, running out of funding marks game over.
You can make the political arguments about larger companies if it makes you happy but in a global economy, when companies operating in the UK earn only a fraction of their profits within the UK, it seems to be a strand of excepionalism to believe that these business decisions re location are merely personal and political, whilst the political dynamic may come into play re future stability and the long term, the idea that personal beliefs re the UK political system impact location decisions that will be made by multinationals is risible, what does impact is market access, workforce and costs, and trade friction, however dressed, is a cost, supply interuption is a cost.
For the record, I am not a young person, I am a rapidly ageing person, I run a business, but not a large business, my role, running that business , is seeking the goals of continuity, prosperity and reducing the risks it faces, my decisions reflect these concerns and very little else. (My duty to the owners of said business, the employees of said business and its suppliers being addressed re the goals sought)
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