Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

Export Development Strategy has never been more important for businesses

Published Wednesday 14 October, 2009

Speaking at HSBC’s International Business Question Time in Birmingham Lord Digby Jones as Chairman of HSBC’s International Business Advisory Board said “It has never been more important for smaller businesses to follow an Export Development Strategy.

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NHS spending cuts are achievable without loss of front line services

Published Wednesday 14 October, 2009

Speaking at the ASSIST conference in Scotland Lord Digby Jones called for a fundamental change in the way that public services are delivered so that even more doctors, nurses and teachers could be recruited and real and long lasting cuts in expenditure could be achieved.

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Sarkozy can't ignore wealth creation

Published Wednesday 14 October, 2009

So President Sarkozy feels that we should all judge national performance using wider and more "social progress" attuned criteria does he? As Mandy Rice-Davis once famously said: "Well he would, wouldn't he!"

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A British perspective on the G20 in Pittsburgh

Published Wednesday 14 October, 2009

Back in 1998, in my home town of Birmingham, the then G7 group of major industrialised nations became the G8 as the de facto change that Russia was bringing to global issues was rightly acknowledged.

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Nuclear power to the people

Published Wednesday 14 October, 2009

Speaking ahead of his speech at the American Nuclear Society 2009 Utility Working Conference "Back to the Future" in Amelia Island, Florida, Lord Digby Jones said: "There cannot be many more issues of long term importance to us all than energy generation and energy security."

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You must be mad!

Published Wednesday 14 October, 2009

'YOU must be mad!' Those were the words of welcome from a very senior civil servant when I reported for duty on my first day two years ago as a Minister of State in Gordon Brown's new Government Of All The Talents - or GOATS as it became known.

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UK's Swissed Opportunity

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Lord Digby Jones, speaking at a corporate event in Guernsey recently, referred, with considerable alarm, to the decision of McDonalds to move their European HQ from the UK to Switzerland.

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Selfish protectionism is not the way forward

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Speaking at a dinner in Birmingham in aid of Sense International helping deaf and blind children in Africa, Lord Digby Jones warned against leaders of the developed world succumbing to the pressure from vested interests and putting up protectionist barriers to free trade.

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Digby speaks out for justice

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

To coincide with the launch of Liberty’s Extradition Watch Lord Digby Jones speaks out on a subject in which he has a passionate belief.

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Brave new thoughts

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Massive borrowing by the government may well have helped sort the banking crisis but I wonder if the penny has dropped in some parts of the labour party that borrowing is merely deferred taxation. It has to be repaid by huge hikes in taxes (rendering the country an unattractive place in which to earn a living or take risk and create jobs and wealth) or by big savings in what those taxes are also used for… the provision of public services and those associated costs.

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