I have complained here about the poor quality of Britain’s houses and a lack of taste in carpets. But there are decent British designers – take Jonathan Ive, the inventor of the iPod for example. Now the government is starting to get interested and hope that better investment in design of manufactured products will give the UK economy the boost it needs. This column by Larry Elliott explains the argument. Apparently 2/3 of the UK’s R&D is in pharmaceuticals and aerospace, and 1/16 of UK students study design… Quite incredible.
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These appointments by Starmer to the shadow cabinet are good. He’s going for clever people like @AnnelieseDodds @RachelReevesMP & @NickTorfaen who’ll make life hard for the government. Do proper opposition work - in the Commons and in the media. This is promising! 💪
Now confirmed Thomas-Symonds is going to be shadow Home Secretary
Up against Patel. Oh this is going to get uncomfortable for Patel very quickly... ☺️
Mark my words: if Starmer does give Nick Thomas-Symonds a major job on the Labour front bench, it will be a good call.
Especially mark my words if this tweet is the first time you have ever heard of him.
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