Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
Posts Tagged: Sunderland
Bill Bowkett: The pandemic has shown the value of localism. But the Government seems to be ignoring this lesson.
A hyper-localised approach means decisive action with local residents and businesses in mind.
Richard Holden: Levelling up – 70 years late. The 1950s Labour plan that didn’t deliver improvements we’re campaigning for now.
To my astonishment, the Toft Hill Bypass is there on page 134c – undelivered during over half a century of local Labour dominance.
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.
Darren Grimes: The frustration, bafflement and despair that the lockdown is forcing on my family and friends in the North-East
It is much more than its main urban areas. So the restrictions feel really unfair to some – such as those I know in County Durham.
It’s critical for it to consult with consumers and industry experts before making big decisions.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
With Brexit negotiations intensifying, the carmakers’ decision to focus on Sunderland manufacturing gives David Frost great leverage.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.
Manchester and Birmingham already play host to Conservative Conference. The Party should be much bolder, and move much farther north.
Richard Holden: The Red Wall. My part in its downfall. How I won North West Durham – Labour since its creation.
We need to build long-term trust to hold seats like this one. We can win again – but we must deliver.
Ben Houchen, the Tees Valley Mayor, is proving that Conservatives in power can make things happen. Our candidates who were selected early did well.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
This hugely important industry is undergoing rapid change. For the region that created the golden age of motoring, that’s an opportunity.