School of Politics and International Relations

Professor Tim Bale, Conservatives: the party of business?

3 February 2016


David Cameron’s Conservative party, known for its close relations with business, has found itself in the unusual position of being attacked by the Confederation of British Industry for a string of new policies that it claims “risk damaging growth and jobs” – reports the Financial Times. However business leaders are unlikely to switch allegiance, according to Professor Tim Bale. He said: “Labour is in such a mess, where else is business going to go? The Conservatives have business over a barrel. There is no alternative.”
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