British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference

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Today, I spoke at the British Chambers of Commerce annual conference to discuss Labour's industrial strategy and the challenges facing business, such as Brexit, and the deep-seated problems in our economy.

We must not fall into the trap of believing that Brexit is our only economic challenge, or that things were just fine with the UK before 2016. They were not. There are deep-seated problems with the UK economy such as low productivity and a lack of investment in our infrastructure. Labour will solve these challenges by securing a jobs first Brexit and a robust, ambitious, locally centred and mission orientated industrial strategy that sees a true collaboration between business and government.