Quote of the day: Where’s the growth?

March 6, 2012 9:42 am

Engineering Employers Federation chief executive Terry Scuoler on the Today Programme:

“If we look at just the focus and the energy government has put into managing the fiscal deficit and the day-to-day detail and discipline behind that. Do we have that same discipline and focus behind a growth plan for the British economy? No, I don’t think we do.”

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