OpEd on the Inauguration of Nana Akufo-Addo by Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana, Adam Afriyie MP
Tim Peake, the first British astronaut for 20 years, blasted off this morning to dock with the ISS. Adam Afriyie MP, a former technology entrepreneur and Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has said that we must make sure that Tim Peake is the first of many British astronauts.
In an article, published on the Telegraph, Adam Afriyie writes:
“The ISS represents a truly momentous international achievement. It is our first permanent outpost at the beginning of a pioneering quest both to understand and ultimately colonise the universe.
It would be better if more foreign money was invested in British companies to create jobs and pay taxes rather than simply funding Government borrowing. The answer to a recent parliamentary question highlights the need for a change if overseas money is to help boost jobs and economic growth.
In a column written for the Huffington Post, I argue that the Government needs to strengthen the investor visa in three ways to encourage more investment in UK private companies.