Tuesday 31 January 2017 / 10:13 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Theresa May’s industrial strategy is little more than window-dressing for continued managed decline under the Tories – Onwurah

Responding to the Fabian Society’s report “At the crossroads: the future of British retail”, Chi Onwurah, Labour’s Shadow Business Minister said:

 "This is further evidence that Theresa May’s industrial strategy is little more than window-dressing for continued managed decline under the Tories. Last week’s Green Paper had almost nothing to say about retail, and this report underlines the failure of this Government to respond to urgent challenges such as automation and low productivity.

“It’s clear that this Government’s tactic of cherry-picking favoured sectors for backroom deals is leaving the vast majority of British workers out in the cold. Labour’s industrial strategy will take a whole-economy approach to build a high-wage, high-growth Britain that genuinely works for everyone.“