It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
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Stephen Booth: Opportunities for an agile, creative Britain from Brexit – as spelt out by former Remainers
Lidington writes that “the UK has the potential to be world-leading in areas such as fintech, life sciences, artificial intelligence and genetic modification”.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
Jack Richardson: Green policy as security policy. And why we shouldn’t let China corner the market in new technologies.
The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.
Stephen Booth: This Agreement delivers both the UK and the EU’s main objectives. It gives us freedom – which comes at a price.
The first of a new series of pieces by Policy Exchange for ConservativeHome looking at the various issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
Here’s how can now use our freedoms as we leave – assuming there is no last-minute wish to be sensible by the EU and agree a free trade deal.
Richard Holden: This first Johnson year demanded tough short-term decisions. The coming second will demand tough long-term ones.
The towns of the North East, left behind for generations by Labour, will need to see their Conservative MPs forging a durable path to a future.
Richard Holden: The Japan trade deal, future CPTPP membership – deliverers of wages, prosperity and work to my Durham constituents.
They can seem remote from the everyday priorities of people here at home. But at its heart, trade is a powerful way to deliver what people really care about.
There are special gains in luxury cars, migration and services – as Australia looks away from the Pacific and we stride in into the wider world.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
Roderick Crawford: We have interests in the rest of Europe, but must be free to run our own foreign policy
Given the EU’s risk levels, its lack of investment in NATO and its poor relations with its neighbours, it is hardly an attractive partner; more of a liability.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
The Government can avoid worsening it. But that requires as bold a deviation from ordinary policy as the extraordinary relief efforts we saw before.
John Redwood: Why I, as a strong supporter of the market economy, back the Government’s emergency economic measures
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
Ryan Bourne: The upside-world of virus economics. And why we free marketeers must adapt our usual ways of thinking.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.