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Making the Industrial Strategy Work, Part 1

As the economy slowly rebuilds, Vince Cable’s Industrial Strategy will play a key role in whether we will manufacture more in Britain. The challenge is to replace imports, export more and to be at the cutting edge of new technologies.

The case for government nurturing and supporting long term manufacturing growth in the UK is a compelling one. The challenge is to make this intervention work. This article is the first of four articles – brought together by the Lib Dem Campaign for Manufacturing – from around the country and from different industrial perspectives to inform this debate.

Government should have a different agenda from business. This needs to be said, because too often business’s agenda is self-serving. Shareholders want more profit and lower corporation tax, big business interests want favourable government legislation and employers want to lower the cost of employment. But nearly all these issues are valid for large numbers of businesses whether successful or struggling, whether exporting or not, whether investing or not.

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  • User AvatarBill le Breton 3rd Jul - 8:48am
    This is wonderful news. Its implications need to be considered in conjunction with the light which Thevoz and Baston shed on the 2015 GE campaign...
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    Lib Dem fight-back!
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    Whatever the intentions of the author of the New Statesman article and those who briefed against her anonymously, Catherine Bearder comes out of this really...
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    Tony Dawson 2nd Jul '15 - 8:46pm "...Not even in Hallam where the Lib Dems basically campaigned for “Clegg to stop Labour” thus losing virtually...
  • User Avatartheakes 3rd Jul - 8:17am
    What a result at Hampton Wick last night. Could this be in part to the Airport extension and the party's greenish stance?.
  • User Avatartheakes 3rd Jul - 8:15am
    Moving on as we have to, just coming round after seeing the victory at Hampton Wick last night. Congrats all round. Wonder if the Airport...
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