In the Herald today from the often excellent Ian McConnell:
Most Scottish businesses “don’t want to have the conversation” about independence, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry has said.Tony Danker, asked by The Herald in an interview about the renewed focus on the independence question north of the Border, said most Scottish businesses he spoke to were “not convinced of the notion this is the right time to be having this debate”.
Danker is clearly ill-informed and relying BBC-like on anecdotes but surely his staff spotted this research from October 2020, a proper survey of 102 ‘captains of industry’, by Ipsos MORI:
54% disagree and only 22% have any concerns.
Danker must have staff. It took me 10 seconds to find the above research. Does he only employ the privately educated children of business people who had to give up on university because you can’t just fill your essays with ‘my dad says..?’
Danker from 2010, in his previous job with Labour:
Tony Danker, the Ulster-born university friend of the Treasury chief secretary, Liam Byrne, provided the main input from the Treasury.