Sunday, October 23, 2011

Whistling a memorable tune at regional conference

It was North East Regional Lib Dem Conference yesterday in Gateshead. The speakers were, as expected, our very own Alan Beith and Ian Swailes along with peers Diana Maddock and John Shipley. The speaker from outside the region was Gordon Birtwhistle, PPS to Danny Alexander. For me, he was an unknown quantity before this conference. I had not met him before and never heard him speak. So I didn't know what to expect.

He turned out to be a very entertaining and informative speaker. He talked about the need for Britain to revive the private sector and especially to build up the manufacturing sector which had fared so badly under Labour. Under the Labour government, the financial services sector was favoured and pampered over and above any other sector of the economy. The calamitous results of that are there for all to see - and suffer.

So, watch out for Gordon Birtwhistle in the future. I suspect he may be going places.

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