It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
If the public conversation about lives and livelihoods doesn’t change, we risk being trapped in semi-lockdown semi-permanently.
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
Our politicians seem determined, as they appear by videolink, to look like so many captives, held against their will in attics and basements.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Today I am launching a Free Trade Parliamentary Caucus, to help Parliamentarians learn about the topic – and to advocate for the policy.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.
By creating a kind of firewall between her take on Brexit and her view of everything else, she has kept her head at a time when too many others are losing theirs.
The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
Trashing last Friday’s event is doubtless fun for Conservative commentators, but not the right course at all for the Conservative Party.
Other countries manage to do this far better than we do; it is not right that Britain should fall behind on such a simple act.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.