Yes, I know that small business is important, but this much so?
Small businesses employ more than 10m people, nearly half the private-sector workforce, and contribute almost £1,000bn to the British economy.
The British economy is what, some £1,2 trillion? And we’re saying that 50% of the private sector workforce alone is providing 83% of that? Don’t think so, somehow. That’s the sort of number that should set journalistic alarm bells ringing, surely?