Our Industry.......


70 years ago, Hatfield had one of the very best aircraft factories in the whole World (De Havillands – Mosquito, Vampire, Comet….etc, etc).

Toulouse was just getting over the Second World War.

Today Hatfield has an ASDA depot and some housing crammed onto the derelict factory grounds.

Toulouse has Airbus; one of the World’s leading Plane-makers .

Hatfield has an iffy Bus service and an unreliable railway served by a subsidiary of the French (nationalized) railway SNCF.

Toulouse has state-of-the-art trams – and 200mph TGV trains to other cities (run by French (nationalized) railway SNCF).

We need good Industrial Policy; run by sensible leaders with sound long term vision.


Tata Steel’s  announcement this week is just the latest bit of very bad news.

A Tory Government comprised largely of Eton /Bullingdon Club Clowns unlikely to be able to grasp much more.

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