CBI shambles begs a wider question

Responding to news that the CBI is attempting to reverse its position as a registered campaigner against Scottish independence, Green MSP Patrick Harvie said:

"It's good to see the CBI asking for its application to be stopped, however the shambles over recent days begs a wider question.

"The CBI is clearly not just a business network - it's a free-market, right-wing lobbying group whose Scottish boss recently described inequality as an 'abstract' term. Given the recent exodus of members the question must now be why public bodies and neutral broadcasters ever joined such a lobby group in the first place.

"The BBC and STV in particular should re-evaluate their relationship with the CBI, if they value their role as sources of politically impartial news."