Nadhim Zahawi
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An award winning businessman and co-founder of the polling and market research organisation You Gov, Nadhim Zahawi was elected the Member of Parliament for Stratford on Avon in May 2010. Since becoming an MP Nadhim has been elected onto the Business Innovation and Skills Select Committee and has sat on the Energy Bill Committee. In September 2011 he co-authored the bestseller Masters of Nothing: The Crash and how it will happen again unless we understand human nature with fellow MP Matthew Hancock.

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Supporting the Makers

(5) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (23:00)

Wednesday's budget was delivered against a backdrop of positive economic news. In the morning the ONS announced that unemployment was down again, that youth employment was up by 43,000 and that there were a record 30.19 million people in work overall. Not only is the economy creating jobs but the...

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The People of Britain Have Proved Labour Wrong - Our Economy Is Turning a Corner

(56) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (23:00)

In the recession of 2008/09 we lost 7.2% of our national income, experiencing one of the sharpest contractions of any major economy. By 2010 Labour were borrowing £158billion a year, meaning one pound in every four they spent was raised by issuing debt. This explains why the last few years...

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Red Ed's Back With a Vengeance

(65) Comments | Posted 25 September 2013 | (00:00)

After more than an hour of listening to Ed Miliband we now know the answer to the big question. Just what would he do if he became Prime Minister?

Would he tackle the deficit with the iron discipline he's previously promised?

Would he ensure Britain is well placed to win...

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Irresponsible Bankers Should Be Jailed

(52) Comments | Posted 20 June 2013 | (00:00)

The report published on Wednesday by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards is a serious and thoughtful piece of work. Crucially, its key recommendations have cross-party support and a real chance of becoming legislation as amendments to the Financial Services Bill currently before Parliament.

One recommendation that's attracted a great...

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If We Want Smarter Aid, Start With Nutrition

(2) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (00:00)

Earlier this year Britain became the first G8 nation to meet the pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. If you need a reminder of what benefits aid brings to the world, this remake of a classic Monty Python scene is worth a...

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A Queen's Speech for the People of Britain

(9) Comments | Posted 10 May 2013 | (13:08)

As proposer of last year's Humble Address I was lucky enough to get advanced notice of the speech's contents. But this year, with one of my constituency neighbours in the form of the excellent Peter Luff taking on that role, I heard the Government's legislative agenda for the first time...

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Budget 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2013 | (10:24)

While watching the Chancellor deliver the budget yesterday I think I felt the same as many of my colleagues. It was a budget delivered in difficult economic circumstances, but yet one that still delivered for business and the man on the street.
 
We all know the financial...

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An Autumn Statement for Business

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2012 | (16:19)

Alongside the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on Wednesday the OBR's report into the public finances revealed a startling fact; that as a result of the financial crisis our economy shrunk by 6.3% in 2008-09.

It's against this backdrop, of the biggest economic shock to hit our economy since the second world...

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Leveson: We Need to Consider a Statute-Backed System

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (15:58)

I was one of the 42 Conservative MPs who signed a letter calling for a statute-backed system of press regulation. There were many on both sides of the House, and of course our friends in the press who suggested that this approach would see politicians licensing journalists and given the...

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