Sunday, 21 October 2012
Things Starting to Turn Around
No one would underestimate how difficult a time the country has faced over the last years reducing the largest deficit faced by this country for since the war and working towards growth when Europe is also facing great economic difficulties too.
But last week David Cameron gave a speech that really framed the next stages of this governments agenda for the UK. Due to the action this Government has taken the economy has begun to stabilise and the deficit has already been reduced by a quarter. Although there will be tough times ahead, and we are certainly not out of the woods yet, David Cameron argued that there are reasons to be cheerful, not least because over one million new private sector jobs have been created since we came to power.
We are very much focused in Thanet on what can be delivered to build great opportunities for all our residents. This week I was at Newington primary school and there the government’s policy of the pupil premium - giving schools with the poorest children additional funds - is really delivering results. Today we have a large delegation from London in Thanet to support our small business with exports ensuring that we are making the most of the growing export opportunities. Our own Chamber of Commerce is also hosting an event with some French businesses in the green sector to increase trade and even possibly invest here.
So in the words of David Cameron, lets "get Britain on the rise!". With the deficit paid down, tough decisions taken and growth fired up, I am hopeful that the next few years will be a lot brighter than the last few.