With Brexit negotiations intensifying, the carmakers’ decision to focus on Sunderland manufacturing gives David Frost great leverage.
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James Frayne: Nine thousand jobs lost at Rolls Royce. The damage that the virus is wreaking on provincial Britain is terrible – and will last
It’s not only a matter of highly-skilled jobs for working class people. Firms like these gives cities like Derby a sense of immense civic pride.
Andy Street: Our West Midlands recovery plan – and why no one-size-fits-all Whitehall scheme would work
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
Rachel Wolf: Achieving net zero will require massive changes to our lives – when is anyone going to tell voters?
If the Government does not communicate what is involved on its own terms, and soon, it risks inspiring a new political insurgency.
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.
Andy Street: Let business beat politics – and let’s build the nation’s first Gigafactory in the West Midlands
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Neil O’Brien: Corbynomics – and why it means that your house, business and savings don’t really belong to you
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
Graham Gudgin: If the EU delivers No Deal after all, there will be little to fear – and much to gain
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
Plus: In news elsewhere, a luxury women’s health spa in Belgravia – with annual membership fees of £5,500 – this week blamed Brexit for its closure.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
For many years, if you cut a Republican they bled free trade. No longer.
The answer seems likely to be yes. But there are still implications for the politics and economics of Brexit.
Though he also tells Suella Braverman during a statement on Honda that he “respects the reasons for the decision that have been given”.