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Most businessmen want to say in the EU - the poll that shows that is another Brexit lie from Project Fear

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 12 May 2016

Dodgy Dave and Project Fear keep on lining up fat cat FTSE 100 bosses to oppose Brexit. None of these chaps are entrepreneurs who start businesses with their own capital. They are just grotesquely overpaid managers who prosper whether profits are rocketing or plunging. They are crony capitalists who like the EU as its feast of red tape helps put smaller competitors out of business. But Dodgy Dave and vile harridans such as Amber Rudd time and time and time again tell us that this means that most businessmen oppose Brexit. It will not surprise you greatly that this is a lie.

70% of FTSE 100 profits are generated outside the UK. The crony capitalists really don't employ that many of us. Most Britons work for millions of smaller businesses almost all started by genuine entrepreneurs risking their own capital. As the multinational outsource work away from the UK, it is the SMEs that create employment. So what do the folks running them think?

The latest survey from the British Chambers of Commerce show that a clear majority of its members (SMEs) who trade either only in the UK or only in the Rest of the World (ex EU) support Brexit. And what percent of SME's fall into those two categories? 94%. What percent of the private sector economy is in those two categories? 87%.

The message is clear. British business folk are going to vote for Brexit. Not that you'd know it when you listen to the lies spouted by Amber Rudd, the ghastly airhead Lynne Truss as well as Dodgy Dave Cameron himself.

Hat Tip to Nigel Wray, the man known as Britain's Buffett who will be voting for Brexit who spotted this.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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