Monday 6 October 2003

We don't want a socialist IoD

I was rather disappointed to read this in today's Herald:
THE new head of the Scottish section of the Institute of Directors has called for a halt to the "unrelenting torrent of abuse" that has been directed at Scottish Enterprise, the economic development agency currently looking for a new chief executive.
New IoD boss David Watt goes on to say:
"Criticism is not enough," Watt said. "You have to make alternative suggestions, and so far not many people have come up with them."
The Institute of Directors is normally very robust in defending business and regularly calls for reductions in the size of government. Alternative suggestions have been made for Scottish Enterprise: abolish it and use the savings to reduce business taxation in Scotland. I do hope that the IoD isn't becoming part of the leftist establishment.