I can tell you from a trade envoy’s perspective that this kind of direct access to markets around the world is critical for our businesses to thrive.
Posts by Mark Menzies MP
Mark Menzies: Banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia would harm Britain and the Middle East – including Yemen
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not some sort of rogue state but a key ally of the UK. And if we don’t sell to them, our competitors will.
We must tear up the rule book on Whitehall recruitment and to staff the new department with handpicked individuals from across government, industry, finance and law.
Now that the airport will meet, and in many cases exceed, the conditions set out by the Airports Commission, there is no reason for the Government to delay further.
Mark Menzies: Relaxing arcane restrictions on Sunday trading is necessary to reinvigorate Britain’s high streets
Devolving control of Sunday trading rules to councils is consistent with localism, and would be good for the economy.
We must also take urgent steps to address the public health risks posed by high-pollution diesel cars.