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The government’s industrial strategy is warmed-up porridge

The Green Paper fails to make the case for state intervention

By Len Shackleton  

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It’s odd to have a Conservative Prime Minister proclaiming an industrial strategy, when for 30 years the Tories have been associated with a radical defence of free markets. But there has always been a minority within the party for activist policy to support business. In the new Green Paper, Building our Industrial Strategy, Theresa May is reviving this strand of Conservative thought in the wake of the…

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