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Being interviewed and discussing Labours stance towards a 50p tax rate.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25902208

It was eyebrow raising, in the subtle Roger Moore sort of way, to hear this gem being uttered:

"This is not an anti-business agenda, it is an anti-business as usual agenda."

All it takes is a slight pause after 'business', and you get what many people think of Labour.....

I think someone in Labour HQ had better think about that slogan again. :D

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Perhaps Balls has worked out that to the average potential labor voter the term 'Businessman' is a synonym for 'enemy'- which is completely irrational of course but in some ways understandable if only because whenever the representatives of the 'business community' show their faces in public it's usually to demand some paring back of workers rights or to argue against any increase in workers rights or things like the minimum wage.

I can't recall ever seeing a spokesman for the business lobby arguing for any measure that would in any way improve the lot of the average working person in any way shape or form.

So perhaps the subtle coded message Balls seeks to deliver is the idea that we-the labor party- will be on the side of the worker rather than the side of the businessman? So by saying he is against 'business as usual' he is really saying that labor will take the side of the worker and not the businessman who employs him.

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Perhaps Balls has worked out that to the average potential labor voter the term 'Businessman' is a synonym for 'enemy'- which is completely irrational of course but in some ways understandable if only because whenever the representatives of the 'business community' show their faces in public it's usually to demand some paring back of workers rights or to argue against any increase in workers rights or things like the minimum wage.

I can't recall ever seeing a spokesman for the business lobby arguing for any measure that would in any way improve the lot of the average working person in any way shape or form.

So perhaps the subtle coded message Balls seeks to deliver is the idea that we-the labor party- will be on the side of the worker rather than the side of the businessman? So by saying he is against 'business as usual' he is really saying that labor will take the side of the worker and not the businessman who employs him.

A party named LABOUR with a goal of acting in the interests of LABOUR against CAPITAL?

I wasn't born yesterday, you know!

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I can't recall ever seeing a spokesman for the business lobby arguing for any measure that would in any way improve the lot of the average working person in any way shape

That you would agree would improve.

I don't think business value is a trade off against staff wellbeing overall.

What about the workplace pensions advert?

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I don't think business value is a trade off against staff wellbeing overall.

I agree that it shouldn't be- but to hear the public pronouncements of the CBI one gets the impression that the people they employ are regarded as some sort of virus that must be either controlled or eradicated lest it replicate and consume the economy with it's outrageous demands for such exotica like a living wage.

What sane employer campaigns against paying a living wage? The answer seems to be almost all of them.

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