If Labour was as pro-business as the IoD wants

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I have to admit to being amused this morning that the FT has been daft enough to run a story that begins:

Labour is in danger of looking anti-business in the run-up to the 2015 general election, the former head of the Institute of Directors has warned.

Well fancy that, I thought. Whoever would have believed it? What next?

I know there's slightly more to the story than the headline suggests, but let's be candid; if Labour was as pro-business as the IoD would want it would very definitely not be doing its job properly.

Shall we move on to some real issues? Where shall we start? Corporate tax abuse? In whose interests business is run? Pay differentials? The failure to invest? Banking failure? A lack of accountability? Big business use of tax havens? I could go on, and on, and on......