William Hague does a Norman Tebbit, telling business leaders to 'work harder'

Quote of the day: 'There's only one growth strategy: work hard'. Foreign secretary and former Tory leader William Hague has told business bosses to stop 'complaining' and to 'get on with the task of delivering more of those jobs'. In a 21st Century update to former Conservative employment secretary Norman Tebbit's 'Get on your bike' message from the 1980's, Hague has told British workers to 'get on the plane, go and sell things overseas, go and study overseas.' If only Air Passenger Duty hadn't made air travel so expensive...

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Could coronavirus lead to gender equality?

Opinion: Enforced home-working and home-schooling could change the lives of working women, and the business...

Mike Ashley: Does it matter if the public hates you right now?

The Sports Direct founder’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn criticism, but in the...

4 films to keep you sane during the coronavirus lockdown

Cirrus CEO Simon Hayward shares some choices to put things in perspective.

Pandemic ends public love affair with Richard Branson et al

Opinion: The larger-than-life corporate mavericks who rose to prominence in the 80s and 90s suddenly...

The Squiggly Career: How to be a chief strengths spotter

When leading remotely, it's more important than ever to make sure your people spend their...

"Blind CVs don't improve your access to talent"

Opinion: If you want to hire socially mobile go-getters, you need to know the context...