Thursday, 4 October 2018

Government paying lip service to industrial strategy – Vince Cable

Brexit has ‘sucked the energy out of Whitehall’, says Liberal Democrat leader

The Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, has accused the government of paying lip service to its plan for an industrial strategy, after failing to establish a watchdog to help deliver it nearly a year after it was first announced.

Cable, who was business secretary in the coalition government with the Conservatives, said that “Brexit has sucked the energy out of Whitehall”, delaying the implementation of other vital work at a time when British business needed confidence.

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