Ignore big business on Brexit

Together or separate? EU and UK flags
Together or separate? EU and UK flags

Over the coming months we will be bombarded with ‘advice’ from big business/political party leaderships across the UK.

We could all do well to remember how big business has served us up to now, with the not insignificant recession caused by some of the very same banks which will now no doubt advise us to stay in the EU. It’s undeniable that if the UK was out of the EU less people would be chasing each low skilled job. UK citizens would be competing in a smaller pool, as opposed to all EU citizens with a legal right to live and work here. This is why big business will vehemently oppose an exit from the Union, the oversupply of labour gives them more choice of employees. The EU as it stands means everyone in the UK job market knows there’s always someone ready to take your job from countries struggling. This is no climate for wage rises or permanent employment.

The other weapon of the Remain camp is to tell us that if we leave the rest of the EU will somehow suddenly stop wanting to trade with the UK. People aren’t that stupid. Will Volkswagen not want to sell cars here anymore? Will Spanish hotels and resorts not want to sell to Brits anymore?

Of course these things will continue, because it’s in both sides interests.

Make your own mind up, take Big Business with a pinch of salt.

John Fox, Belfast BT15