Against business – or against bad business?

The BBC is positioning Ed Miliband as anti-business after his call for a new model of business. This is not because of what business has said, as a look at the IOD and CBI websites reveals.

The IOD seems to accept that there are good businesses and bad ones. They simply ask for clarity on what the reward and punishment system might look like and wonder how good government would be at discriminating between the good and the bad. The CBI however seems to be against any kind of discrimination between businesses – such as that some are asset-strippers – just in case it hurts growth. Although it goes on to say that there are indeed responsible businesses.

Has the BBC’s hunger for a headline interfered with its judgement?

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