The government’s much-delayed industrial strategy was finally launched last month. It’s short on detail, with large font and glossy pictures padding out a 255-page document with few new ideas.
But one of its headline announcements was that an “Industrial Strategy Council” will set the direction of the strategy and hold the government to account. Its members will be drawn from various walks of life, including investors, entrepreneurs, economists, scientists… but not, as far as we can tell, ordinary workers.
Read more from Jack Dromey and Chi Onwurah for the New Statesman here: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/12/why-doesn-t-government-s-industrial-strategy-include-those-most-affected