Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp of Business for Scotland debating borders and international trade after a Yes vote with Daniel Johnston who was representing the No Campaign.
by Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp (16 Dec 2013)
Business for Scotland is now being regularly asked to represent the opinion of the pro-independence business community by the mainstream media or in organised debates. This is useful for two main reasons:
First, our business spokespeople can offer balance and common sense both of which have been missing from several media outlets so far in the campaign. This time more business people are willing to speak out in favour of constitutional change than against. Many are also concerned that the uncertainty and change they fear comes not with a Yes but with a No vote, including the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union.
Secondly, Business for Scotland now has over one hundred trained ambassadors (from a membership of well over 1,000 business owners) willing to debate – real credible businesspeople, job creators often they have hundreds, sometimes thousands of employees. The number of ambassadors is growing on a weekly basis. They want to speak out on the referendum but we are often held back by the No Campaign’s inability to find anti-independence business people.
The broadcast media outlets have called us to invite a speaker but later cancel because the No Campaign hasn’t been able to find a representative. There has also been many occasions where independent organisations haven’t had a confirmed No Campaign speaker until the night before their event despite weeks of chasing.
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