David Cameron To Unveil Trade Crusade
David Cameron is poised to step up his post-Olympics trade push by recruiting some of the most prominent members of the House of Lords to forge relationships with key British export markets.
I have learned that the Prime Minister will announce the appointment of about half a dozen peers as trade representatives on Tuesday.
The appointees will be expected to exploit their links with individual countries to promote opportunities for British companies to expand trading ties.
Mr Cameron has decided to focus on fast-growing markets where there is significant potential for UK companies. The strategy has been drawn up in collaboration with UK Trade and Investment, the trade promotion agency.
Among the first crop of trade representatives will be Lord Puttnam, the well-known film-maker, who will oversee relations with Vietnam and potentially a broader group of south-east Asian countries.
Baroness Bonham-Carter, the Liberal Democrat peer who is a cousin of Helena Bonham-Carter, the actress, will assume a brief for promoting trade with Mexico. Lord Risby will become trade representative for Algeria.
Mr Cameron has spoken repeatedly about his belief that every Whitehall department must become "an economics ministry" in order to improve Britain's prospects.
A Downing Street spokesman declined to comment ahead of the announcement.
what do you think?
step down you clown
He looks so gormless!!
Looks like a man who had few idea's in the first place, and he's just ran out of them.
Sounds like a nice few 'jollies' for all concerned! Presumably Dave is getting a bit fed up of it all!!
Thought we had a "Business Minister", one Vince Cable MP? Except everyone knows he's the anti- business Minister, which is probably why Cameron is seeking help from outside the Coalition.
Should he have not already been doing this at the start of the Olympics instead of waiting untill it's well and truely over to get things going?
By heck its great to see him in charge, can you just imagine if Clown was still in control? Love it!!!!!!!
if brown was in charge we wouldn't be in a depression
Not even you are so dense as to believe that things would be worse than they are with this tool at the helm.
is stephen taking the urine or what ?? lol
brown got this country out of recession . Cameron put it in a depression
He needs to have some taken, along with a few other samples. there is obviously something wrong with the lad.
t.b i think stephen is not quite a full shilling.....
This is good news, the only way the country is gonna get out of it's money problems is to export a lot more and bring in some money rather than just importing all the time sending our money abroad. It's taken a long time but we were bound to run out of money in the end because we import more than we export.....
better to do somethingnlate than never. nut why did it have to be centred on 'post olympics'? surely he should try and fix this mess all of the time?
This is all completely pointless because membership of the EU prevents us from establishing any of our own trade agreements. We've been completely stitched up and are masters of none of our own destiny any more. Time to reclaim our country I think.
britain has nothing of worth to trade with now .......... SO ITS PROBABLY ALL ABOUT ............... IMPORTS !!
A step in the right direction. Years more needed yet if we are going to turn around blair brown balls idiotic spending policies. Never forget...." there is no money left, we spent it "......Infantile !
who had the lowest deficit in 2010 . tell me that's right uk now we are borrowing more then Greece clown
yes,yes stephen. theres a good boy, off to bed now young fella me lad. night nights sleep tight.
ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i can't get up haaaaaaaaaa mam mam help me up the stairs its bed time
Stephen isnt a full shilling.......................................just saying
grant remember what Cameron said if labour get in we will end up like Greece . news for you we are now borrowing more then Greece thank to your Tory party . are you a full shilling haaaa
actually grant .......... stephen is correct ............ britain is now borrowing MORE NOW than under labour ................ therefore judging by that, this conlib alliance is worse than that broon .............. which must be hard for tory voters to stomach ............yep............. the truth is often unpalatable grant , buthey !!
Its all part of the Plan leslie & stephen - the tories aren't even at mid-term yet, stats show that their poll ratings are in front of where liebour's were at this point & then they went on to get re-elected. The tories are getting all the bad news out in the the 1st half of office & then you watch what they do - cut taxes further, more & more good news....hey presto they get re-elected. Everyone knows they are having to borrow due to the balck hole left by liebour. 15 years minimum for the tories...................just saying dont want to worry you.
they never had a plan from day one
thier plan was to reduce the deficit - they have by 25% old chum. They are continuing to do so by ridding the tax paying working man of scroungers & public sector non-jobs. Only another 2.5 years of it to come yet Stephen. Dont want to scare you but you may after work......remember tho mate.......no pickles on my big Mac, cheers
grant we are borrowing more then Greece wake up
old boy the country is in a big mess thanks to your mates