What drove me into politics was a determination to see people treated fairly in the workplace irrespective of their gender, heritage, background or disabilities.
A job is perhaps the best stake in society that one can have. A diverse mix of people in the workplace does more to break down social stigma, disharmony and unfair discrimination as employers and employees recognise that, fundamentally, everyone shares the same hopes and aspirations.
Should Ed Miliband and Ed Balls walk into Downing Street next year? I don’t think so. The Conservative-led Coalition is part way through clearing up Labour’s mess and showing itself to be a safe pair of economic hands – Britain is now one of the fastest growing countries in the G8.
That’s why I have written an article for the Huffington Post this morning, asking all those people who belong to the wide-ranging and diverse small-c conservative family to vote Conservative in the upcoming Newark by-election and the 2015 General Election. A vote for any other party, risks giving Ed Miliband the edge he needs to win next year. I hope if there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that Labour should not be given the UK credit card again.
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.
This morning I wrote an article about part-time entrepreneurs for the Huffington Post. Lots of people are now running small side businesses around their traditional 9-to-5 job, and I think this is something the Government needs to support.
We could do that by cutting regulation or giving them extra advice and guidance.