We have some of the best research and development facilities in the world, so let us design British, build British, buy British and sell British.
All of us need to do what we can to support the British economy. So rather than simply rush to buy cheap imports, let's invest in British, build British, buy British and then sell British so that we maximise the benefit from our future free trade deals as an independent and sovereign nation.
There is much to be gained in the post-Covid-19 era and we must chase every global opportunity and I welcome recent signings of trade agreements with countries such as Japan and Ukraine.
James Sunderland welcomes the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill which will establish a new research funding agency specifically aimed at providing long-term investment in “high-risk, high-pay off” innovation and research ventures.
James Sunderland seeks assurance from the Government that current glitches with trade between the UK and the European Union are just teething problems and that the EU can be convinced to honour all protocols to ensure seamless free trade.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to use the Integrated Review to define the UK’s strategic role in the world; with better alignment of UK foreign and defence policy, enhanced defence expeditionary capabilities and a comprehensive defence industrial strategy to support our defence manufacturing sector.
James Sunderland asks the Government what incentives are being considered by the Treasury to attract new companies to the UK and retain those already here to make the most of the Government's new trade deals and make the new EU trade deal work.
James Sunderland asks if the EU refuses to accept that we are now a sovereign nation, maybe a clean break is the only option and perhaps returning to the table in 2021, as a sovereign nation, to secure a deal that other sovereign nations have already achieved.
James Sunderland urges the Government to invest in the British defence industry and plan ahead by designing for export with the most cost-effective kit that money can buy. He says: “we must build British, buy British and sell British to put us back on the map.”
James Sunderland welcomes the Government’s progress on continuity trade agreements which is very promising for global Britain and highlights the UK is better off together as the Union.
James Sunderland calls for the UK to be a world leader in electric vehicles, an expansion of the rapid charging fund to increase the number of charging points and a wider role for local government in this area.