I WAS thrilled to learn that the University of Huddersfield is set to establish a £30m manufacturing research centre, one of six new hubs which will put the UK at the forefront of high-tech innovation in the global economy.
A similar centre in Sheffield is already world-class, achieving major technological breakthroughs working with major global companies, and Huddersfield’s commitment to pushing the pace of innovation just goes to show that while politicians might be preoccupied with the imagined problems of Brexit, the real economy is keeping its eyes on future opportunities.
Those opportunities already look abundant, with Britain’s digital strength putting us right in the top five of the Indigo Index, measuring the potential of 152 countries in the future economy. The Osborne Treasury’s predictions of an “immediate and profound shock” as a result of the Brexit vote have begun to look very premature indeed.
From: Richard Tice, Co-chairman, Leave Means Leave, Tufton Street, London.
December 12th, 2016: Yorkshire Post