Robert Kilgour: Let’s not repeat the mistakes of 2014 – Business needs to be shouting from the rooftops!
Like many of you I was disappointed at how Scottish businesses engaged in the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. Too shy, too timid and incredibly risk-averse were some of the accusations thrown at our businesses and for me, it’s hard to disagree. Continue reading
With the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50, Britain is now irrevocably on its way out of the EU. As we expand the horizon of our vision beyond the shores of Europe and out into the wider world, we need to have an honest assessment of our strengths and weaknesses as a country. A study by the organisation European Geostrategy rated the UK as Europe’s only global power. The report highlighted that the UK has “a wide international footprint and [military] means to reach most geopolitical theatres”. While this is undoubtedly good news, there are also significant concerns surrounding the current state of the Armed Forces that the government must take seriously. Continue reading
The Conservative Spring Forum and Annual Welsh Conference in Cardiff this weekend gives cause to reflect on how Conservative policies are supporting the successes of working people and enterprises across Wales. Continue reading
Keith Prince AM: Binding Pendulum Arbitration, or how the Government should save Sadiq Khan from himself
Sadiq Khan has a problem. Now I know what you’re thinking: you could easily list a dozen problems from which the current Mayor suffers. Even if I told you that I was thinking of a promise that he’s broken, you would struggle to narrow it down. So let me get to the point. Sadiq Khan promised that should he become Mayor, Londoners would suffer “zero strikes” and he has failed so spectacularly that he is on track to have the worst strikes record of any Mayor of London. Continue reading