Claire Perry comes to Welwyn and Hatfield Conservatives as guest of Grant Shapps.
Claire Perry MP for Devizes and Minister for Transport talked abouit the importance of infrastructure and the opportunity that building rail links delivers for local British businesses. I will be dropping her a note tomorrow to see how this could help local businesses in Hatfield.
Interesting discussion ranging from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Hitachi.
We started discussing the benefits over overseas investors vs UK innovation. Looking at Jobs and Cash vs Intellectual property, taxes and profits being being taken overseas vs being kept in the UK and local economies.
Claire repeated the importance of a locally based supply chain.
On a lighter note the Original Broad Guage Railways at 4ft 8 and 1/2 inches were based upon a Roman measurement decreed to the the space necessary for a two horse Chariot to pass safely at speed.
So now you know.
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