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John Longworth

Co-chairman of Leave Means Leave

Co-chairman of Leave Means Leave
It's Time for the UK to Switch on to Its Energy

It's Time for the UK to Switch on to Its Energy Problem

After years of planning and protests, wrangling and reviews, Lancashire County Council's decision to reject the application for shale gas exploration shouldn't have come as a surprise. It highlighted the fact that the UK does not have a long term energy strategy, and for too long we've done nothing about it.
02/07/2015 17:22 BST
By Failing to Prepare, We Are Preparing to

By Failing to Prepare, We Are Preparing to Fail

Successive governments have failed to adequately plan to guarantee the energy supplies required for our economy, businesses and consumers. The UK has a poor track at delivering all manner of infrastructure projects. Persistent political short-termism means the UK's infrastructure ranks poorly compared to other developed nations. There is nowhere that this failure is better illustrated than with energy.
29/12/2014 02:09 GMT
The World Is Alive With Export

The World Is Alive With Export Opportunities

If the government has set an ambitious trade target yet exports continue to fall - how can we reverse this trend? We need to radically change our approach to encouraging and supporting UK businesses on their journey to export. Only a concerted national campaign and sustained investment will get more UK firms to look beyond our shores for growth opportunities.
10/11/2014 10:11 GMT
A Business Plan for

A Business Plan for Britain

If the UK is to be a world-leading economy, it needs to be matched with world-class infrastructure... Future economic growth depends on a significant increase in airport capacity in order to encourage international trade and inward investment, attract tourists and increase employment.
08/09/2014 09:21 BST
Interest Rate Hawks Should Return to Their

Interest Rate Hawks Should Return to Their Nests

The interest rate hawks are circling over Threadneedle Street. Should they choose to strike early or unexpectedly, the consequences for the UK's recovery and growth prospects will be significant.
24/07/2014 12:30 BST
Exporting for

Exporting for Success

Things are looking up. Last quarter's 0.7% GDP growth places Britain among the fastest recovering advanced economies in the world... But translating improving economic indicators into strong, sustained growth will require a significant rebalancing of our economy towards exports.
13/02/2014 09:30 GMT