JOE GILL: Britain’s hostility to business is astonishing

One of the many remarkable outcomes of the Brexit debacle is the disdain displayed towards the business community by the UK political establishment, writes Joe Gill.

It seems as if every warning from significant employers and their representatives is treated with contempt in the populist rush to leave the European Union.

This animosity is odd in a society built, over the past 100 years, primarily on investment from the private sector.

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