He claims that the CBI represents 500,000 employees in Scotland. Really? Well, that would be a bare fifth of the working population, which shows how little relevance his organisation has here. In fact, the CBI represents no employees, other than a few in the upper echelons of management. It represents a handful of (usually) larger organisations; more specifically owners, shareholders, general managers and suchlike and represents a few hundred, at best a couple of thousand, members. The CBI, for all its noise, is a fringe organisation in Scotland and an interference from outside it.
Thomas R Burgess
St Catherine’s Square Perth