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Why the government’s industrial strategy isn’t fit for purpose

White Papers used to be dense, serious analyses. Apparently this is no longer the case

By Len Shackleton  

A prototype driverless car. Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/PA Images

The industrial strategy White Paper, published at the end of last month, shows that Conservatives can think about something other than Brexit. This is commendable. But it has not had a great reception. Chi Onwurah, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, says it’s “too little, too late.” Some business groups are vaguely approving: for the Institute of Directors, the document “identifies the key challenges,” while the British Chambers…

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