Victoria Smart

Victoria Smart

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16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - If we were staying in ... · 0 replies · +1 points

The role of government is to have a clear strategy that supports inward investment across all sectors.

Your question about the future of car assembly in the UK is pertinent. My company supplies all the UK based automotive R&D centres and just today signed an NDA with Dyson to work with them on their electric car design. As long as we retain the ability to design new vehicles and can demonstrate our ability to manufacture efficiently then there is the potential for us to continue assembling vehicles in this country.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - If we were staying in ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Honda and their supply chain then.

Either way a large manufacturing unit plus their supply chain leaving the UK could have been mitigated by a more effective government response.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - If we were staying in ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Agreed on the first point, Gove went for publicity without thinking through the implications. The issue is the older diesel engines and a scheme to get those off the road would have been much more effective than banning new diesels.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - So you've decided to s... · 2 replies · +1 points

For now, rightly or wrongly, these MPs will be united in voting against a No Deal Brexit, voting for an extension to A50 and campaigning for a 2nd referendum.

There is no time for them to consider what happens after that, which makes comparison to SDP and UKIP misleading.

Interesting that there is no explicit statement about Brexit on their website, that i can see.

19 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sad necessity. Three C... · 1 reply · +1 points

Foot et al who dragged the Labour party to the left, he antics of Militant.

Also Thatcher had a range of views in cabinet, Ken Clark being a good example.

20 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sad necessity. Three C... · 7 replies · +1 points

"As Margaret Thatcher once put it about the Party’s left and right, a bird needs two wings to fly."

A move to deselect an MP at the next election empowers them to resign the whip. If their days as an MP are numbered they might as well go out on principle. I regret that they resigned and I would be very interested in Ken Clark's perspective on what has happened.

A Conservative party without centerists will not be elected, as Howard, IDS and Hague found.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Clark - Brexit ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Brexit is slowing investment, because it has not be resolved.

The longer this is drawn out the worse the impact on investment. Until recently business and the markets dismissed the possibility of a No Deal Brexit. Now we are having to reassess the risk that a small group of Eurosceptic hardliners might succeed in blocking any alternative to a No Deal Brexit and that would be a major risk factor in any investment decision.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - If we were staying in ... · 9 replies · +1 points

Honda invested billions in their Swindon factory with the support of our UK, all of which is now potentially going to waste.

What I am more interested in is what our government proposes to do about supporting our automotive industries and develop our home grown talent.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - James Frayne: What imp... · 1 reply · +1 points

We, as a nation, cannot walk away from the EU. We will remain 22 miles away from them for the foreseeable future.

Deals are neither all good or all bad, deals have things we like and things we do not like and it's up to our negotiators to get the best deal they can.

One of my many criticisms of the WA is that it was oversold, and as a result is a disappointment to all concerned. Unfortunately it is going to take time for our government to gain the experience they need to negotiate better deals.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - James Frayne: What imp... · 2 replies · +1 points

The phase of Brexit should be over in 38 days time, to be replaced by the next phase of Brexit - our future relationship.