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LibLink: Vince Cable – Investors deserve red carpet, not red tape

Vince Cable - Some rights reserved by Liberal DemocratsIn the Telegraph, Vince Cable writes:

Britain is open for business. What we say to the emerging economies of the world is that, more than other Western countries, we welcome their investment, ideas, talent and visitors. We are not economic nationalists. We are not inward looking. That is a powerful message in São Paulo, Moscow, Mumbai and Shanghai.

In the article he concentrates on our trading relationship with China.

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Opinion: Water – time to see it as a national interest?

News that one of China’s leading wealth funds has taken a 9 percent stake in Thames Water is significant. The investment comes quick on the heels of a Gulf sovereign wealth fund taking a similar size stake in Thames Water’s parent company, Kemble.

It’s a measure of confidence in Britain’s infrastructure technology and role in the world as a safe haven for long term investment crows George Osborne. Liberal Democrats may be inclined to take a different view.

What Osborne fails to mention is that because of increased water-scarcity throughout the world – including the UK – water is set …

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    The LibDems need to stop biting every time tuition fees are in the headlines. To the general public they can't win, they were the party...
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    @Simon Shaw "Incidentally, you didn’t answer my question: Three weeks ago you accused Vince Cable on LDV of spouting “speculative rubbish” about Labour’s proposals. Do...
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    Simon. it benefits middle earners of £35, O00 or so and leaves the situation for lower earners exactly the same. However, the interests rates on...
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    @Stuart Please don't keep trying to change the subject. Three weeks ago here on LDV you accused Vince Cable of spouting “speculative rubbish” about Labour’s...
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    Me: "“On the day when Vince Cable has claimed that 9,000 – 6,000 = 6,000, I reckon you’ve picked the worst possible time to ask...
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    @ tabman @Psi, I think you will see that I was referring to the MP's expenses scandal which I assert is the cause of so...
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