• Sunday 13 May 2012

    Hague Urges Business Leaders to “Work Harder”



    Foreign Secretary William Hague is now urging us to “work harder” to deliver more jobs and growth to the economy. What does he think we are all doing, bathing during the sun drenched drought all day?

    Hague was responding to criticism from business that the measures laid out in the Queens Speech were hardly man enough to drive sustainable growth from the depths of the worst economic crisis in a Century. His retort was: “There’s only one growth strategy: work hard.”

    The comments, later echoed by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and by Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond, come at a time when the UK has slipped into the dreaded double dip, and faces euro driven economic stagnation in the coming year.