The 2013 EU-China Summit takes place on Thursday 21st November in Beijing on the 10th anniversary of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two. This high level meeting is especially crucial for Europe, not least given that it is the first since the landmark Chinese leadership transition in March.
Britain is an innovative, creative nation with world leading industries in engineering manufacturing and services. Our entrepreneurs continue to develop new products that take on the world. Manufacturing's share of national output may have fallen but we remain a major and successful manufacturing nation.
What we need, controlled building regulations aside, is to go back to the drawing board in order to encourage a country's competitiveness by building on its local source unique assets like its culture, landmarks, food, people, architecture and any other authentic aspect of that destination that is capable of differentiating each destination from the next.
Ed Miliband's strategy regarding the Conservative Party has become increasingly clear over the summer months. He aims to use his significant strategic leverage relative to the Conservatives to out-manoeuvre the Tories by pushing them off the centre ground of British politics, breaking the coalition and leaving the Tories in electoral wasteland.
On 1 December, 2011, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley recognised that we needed a new Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy. Rising levels of obesity and diabetes and an aging population meant we needed a new vision, a new plan to not only sustain but improve progress combating the UK's biggest killer.
No question that the 2012 Formula One season is all about tire preservation. Like it or not, this has become an elusive combination of chassis set up and driver skill. Tactics and strategy play a huge role in the ability to put yourself in a position to win regardless if you are the fastest car on the grid or not.
In today's free market economy, there has to be a role of government whereby the principles of competition and improved customer delivery, particularly in the public services, are defined and refined for the greater good of society as a whole - and that part-owned private companies can be structured to be liable to perform to this greater good.