‘Export and grow’ call by MP Jake Berry

ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has encouraged firms to ‘export for growth’.

With exports during the past year in the North West reportedly valued at more than £26billion, Mr Berry said he was keen for businesses to get into the market.

Mr Berry said one of the Government’s ambitions was to double UK exports to £1trillion by 2020 and get 100,000 more companies exporting.

He said: “We in East Lancashire have a proud history in manufacturing and I believe that it is right that our quality businesses should be recognised not only on the national stage but internationally.”

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11:09pm Thu 3 Jan 13

happycyclist says...

It might help if British people bought British-made goods. How can we expect the rest of the world to buy our stuff when we can't be arsed to buy it?
It might help if British people bought British-made goods. How can we expect the rest of the world to buy our stuff when we can't be arsed to buy it? happycyclist

5:31am Fri 4 Jan 13

shytalk says...

happycyclist wrote:
It might help if British people bought British-made goods. How can we expect the rest of the world to buy our stuff when we can't be arsed to buy it?
So i take it you have a British made television set.washing machine, fridge, freezer,A car built by a british owned car manufacturer, a British made microwave oven, A computer made with parts owned by a British manufacturer, a British made camera. Even the clothes you stand up in are proberbly imported..The only thing you have that is completely made in Britain is what you are having for your tea..Black pudding.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: It might help if British people bought British-made goods. How can we expect the rest of the world to buy our stuff when we can't be arsed to buy it?[/p][/quote]So i take it you have a British made television set.washing machine, fridge, freezer,A car built by a british owned car manufacturer, a British made microwave oven, A computer made with parts owned by a British manufacturer, a British made camera. Even the clothes you stand up in are proberbly imported..The only thing you have that is completely made in Britain is what you are having for your tea..Black pudding. shytalk

7:39am Fri 4 Jan 13

Kevin, Colne says...

To pick-up on comments by the previous posters here's the story of 'Claude's Happy Daze'.

Claude, who lives in Barnoldswick, was not happy. He’d not had a decent pay rise in years and now his car had been badly damaged in an accident and he would have to buy a new one. Today, however, he would have to go shopping by bus.

He liked to start the day with a cup of tea. He filled the kettle with water (supplied by Yorkshire Water, owned by Kelda and part-owned by the Singapore government’s investment arm) and switched it on (using electricity supplied by e.on a German company).

Claude felt a bit cold and went into the front room and lit the gas fire (using gas supplied by Scottish Power, owned by Iberdrola a Spanish company). He picked-up a holiday brochure for his forthcoming vacation in America. He would be flying from Heathrow (the airport owned by BAA plc now in the hands of Group Ferrovial, a Spanish company).

After breakfast he walked a short distance to the bus stop. On the way he called at an ATM machine to get some money (at the Yorkshire Bank, owned by an Australian group) and then called at the local newsagents to buy his weekly National Lottery ticket (supplied by Camelot, owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Scheme).

When he arrived at the bus stop in town he met a long-time friend who worked for what used to be Abbey (now part of Santander, the Spanish bank). The bus arrived (Burnley and Pendle, now known as Transdev Blazefield and owned by a French company) and they boarded the vehicle.

Claude told his friend that he was looking for a new car and hoped to be able to buy a Mini (made by BMW, a German company).
When the bus got to Colne it was diverted via the North Valley Road and they passed Aldi (the German owned discount store), McDonald’s and KFC (American companies) before joining the main road at Queen Street.

A few stops later Claude got off the bus to visit Asda (owned by WalMart of America).

As he walked to the store he saw a lorry delivering supplies to the supermarket. The tractor unit was a Scania (made by a Swedish company, owned by the German groups Volkswagen and MAN). Claude wondered whether the truck was carrying his favourite: Cadbury’s Chocolate Buttons (now owned by Kraft, an American food company) or Yorkie bars (made by Nestle, a Swiss firm).

The only bit of good news seemed to be – and it must be good news because the metropolitan elite were crowing about it - is that rises in house prices had created 50,000 new property millionaires. Unfortunately for Claude this did not include his house in Barnoldswick, which he felt was a shame because he’d then be able to withdraw some more equity from the place to buy his new car. This would be really helpful just now, what with the lack of pay rises and the cost of petrol, gas, electricity and food going-up all the time.

This is, I know, globalisation and it cuts both ways; many UK companies own businesses overseas. I know that many of the overseas companies named above will be part-owned by UK investment houses but I have a real sense of unease at the way in which the political class seem to be content to see us selling out to the rest of the world without a care in the world.

Basically we’re selling more and more of the farm in order to live and yet nowhere among the political class is this matter being openly or seriously discussed, and the mainstream media is too absorbed with trivia and too many fleeting items of the moment.
To pick-up on comments by the previous posters here's the story of 'Claude's Happy Daze'. Claude, who lives in Barnoldswick, was not happy. He’d not had a decent pay rise in years and now his car had been badly damaged in an accident and he would have to buy a new one. Today, however, he would have to go shopping by bus. He liked to start the day with a cup of tea. He filled the kettle with water (supplied by Yorkshire Water, owned by Kelda and part-owned by the Singapore government’s investment arm) and switched it on (using electricity supplied by e.on a German company). Claude felt a bit cold and went into the front room and lit the gas fire (using gas supplied by Scottish Power, owned by Iberdrola a Spanish company). He picked-up a holiday brochure for his forthcoming vacation in America. He would be flying from Heathrow (the airport owned by BAA plc now in the hands of Group Ferrovial, a Spanish company). After breakfast he walked a short distance to the bus stop. On the way he called at an ATM machine to get some money (at the Yorkshire Bank, owned by an Australian group) and then called at the local newsagents to buy his weekly National Lottery ticket (supplied by Camelot, owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Scheme). When he arrived at the bus stop in town he met a long-time friend who worked for what used to be Abbey (now part of Santander, the Spanish bank). The bus arrived (Burnley and Pendle, now known as Transdev Blazefield and owned by a French company) and they boarded the vehicle. Claude told his friend that he was looking for a new car and hoped to be able to buy a Mini (made by BMW, a German company). When the bus got to Colne it was diverted via the North Valley Road and they passed Aldi (the German owned discount store), McDonald’s and KFC (American companies) before joining the main road at Queen Street. A few stops later Claude got off the bus to visit Asda (owned by WalMart of America). As he walked to the store he saw a lorry delivering supplies to the supermarket. The tractor unit was a Scania (made by a Swedish company, owned by the German groups Volkswagen and MAN). Claude wondered whether the truck was carrying his favourite: Cadbury’s Chocolate Buttons (now owned by Kraft, an American food company) or Yorkie bars (made by Nestle, a Swiss firm). The only bit of good news seemed to be – and it must be good news because the metropolitan elite were crowing about it - is that rises in house prices had created 50,000 new property millionaires. Unfortunately for Claude this did not include his house in Barnoldswick, which he felt was a shame because he’d then be able to withdraw some more equity from the place to buy his new car. This would be really helpful just now, what with the lack of pay rises and the cost of petrol, gas, electricity and food going-up all the time. This is, I know, globalisation and it cuts both ways; many UK companies own businesses overseas. I know that many of the overseas companies named above will be part-owned by UK investment houses but I have a real sense of unease at the way in which the political class seem to be content to see us selling out to the rest of the world without a care in the world. Basically we’re selling more and more of the farm in order to live and yet nowhere among the political class is this matter being openly or seriously discussed, and the mainstream media is too absorbed with trivia and too many fleeting items of the moment. Kevin, Colne

11:05am Sat 5 Jan 13

Sagacious 1 says...

Pot-kettle. How does he do it? Yes he did find a village without an idiot, then smartly exported himself to same! Yes he is an expert at growing expense claims! But he has never had a proper job in his life and is about complete as it is possible to be for a self serving useless MP who has never worked in any trade market. Mr Berry why don't we take you at your word as I am sure I speak for most of Rossendale when I say why not export yourself someway far far away and don't come back. Then we might get a proper MP from Rossendale who really wants to do something for Rossendale as apposed to their own interests.
Pot-kettle. How does he do it? Yes he did find a village without an idiot, then smartly exported himself to same! Yes he is an expert at growing expense claims! But he has never had a proper job in his life and is about complete as it is possible to be for a self serving useless MP who has never worked in any trade market. Mr Berry why don't we take you at your word as I am sure I speak for most of Rossendale when I say why not export yourself someway far far away and don't come back. Then we might get a proper MP from Rossendale who really wants to do something for Rossendale as apposed to their own interests. Sagacious 1

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