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Without a doubt May 7th 2015 will be a day and a moment of reckoning as the British people go to the polls to elect the next Government. It will be a clear run off between Labour’s Ed Miliband and Conservative’s David Cameron. But for sure with the poll so close the business community is getting jittery with the possibility of an anti-business Labour Government.
Stefano Pessina, the driving force behind the $70 billion transatlantic merger of Alliance Boots and Walgreens and one of the country’s largest private sector employers, has warned that a Labour government would be a “catastrophe” for the UK.
In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Mr Pessina warned that Labour’s attitude towards business was “not helpful” for business or the country.
“If they acted as they speak, it would be a catastrophe,” he said of the prospect of a Labour Government coming to power during the next general election.
“The problem is would they act that way or not? One thing is to threaten and to shout but it is completely different to be in charge and to manage the country day-to-day.”
It is very unfortunate that Labour MPs (Sheerman, Gapes, Spellar, Greenwood, Blenkinsop etc.) are currently attacking the Boots boss instead of listening.
Matt Hancock’s Also said “Rather than listening to one of Britain’s biggest employers about their catastrophic economic policy, Labour MPs are attacking him.
“It’s clear that Labour’s only answer is more spending, more debt and more taxes.
There will be many issues that voters will have to consider when putting the X on the ballot paper, Europe, Immigration, NHS the Economy and much more but I consider the economy as one of the key factors that is a determining factor.
The Conservatives have a clear, long-term economic plan that’s delivering sustainable growth and jobs for the British people.
Labour government will be catastrophic for Britain, warns Boots boss
- Stefano Pessina warned that Labour’s attitude towards business was “not helpful” for business or the country.
- Mr Pessina, whose company has 2,500 shops and employs 70,000 people across the UK, described Labour’s policies towards business as “not helpful for business, not helpful for the country and in the end it probably won’t be helpful for them”.