In our latest series of leadership quotations, we hear from Jake Berry on the Northern Research Group, Nadmi Zahawi on the government’s dilemma, Claire Duggins on raising money without raising latex, Mahadevan Ruban on applying knowledge, Richard Lee on the 2008/9 crash and William Hague on Rashford-gate.
‘We have got a real opportunity here. Many people voted Conservative for the first time in their life [in December]. There is a real opportunity, not just for Conservative party to hold those seats in the North of England but to build on the Red Wall.’ (The backbench Tory MP speaks to the Telegraph about the foundation of the Northern Research Group comprising 50 Northern MPs)
‘It's a choice between two harms - the harm of the virus and the harm to the economy and to livelihoods, which ultimately also leads to health harms as well.’ (The business minister on the dilemma facing the government)
‘Our experience in secure printing techniques has taken us around the world to support different governments to ensure that authentic products are used or sold in-country to benefit legitimate business and law-abiding citizens. With the right security features in place like tax stamps, government officials are able to collect more excise taxes, without raising taxes, for the benefit of citizens and legitimate businesses.’ (The Security Print Solutions director on how government can raise more tax without raising taxes)
‘Best practice is not always about the skills you possess; it’s about skills you learn and apply from multidisciplinary knowledge.’ (The MSR Group founder on the secret to his company’s rapid growth)
‘The recession made us stronger and more resilient, as redundancies were avoided during that period, meaning that we now have a real wealth of knowledge within the team.’ (The Kelrick Properties managing director has encouraging words for companies currently facing hard times)
‘Addressing inequality of opportunity through transformative progress in education will be the decisive issue of the years to come. Without it, anger and discontent will take over, and “levelling up” will never happen. It is the key issue. That, above all, is what an argument over free meals in the holidays is telling us.’ (The former Conservative leader and foreign secretary gives his perspective on Rashford-gate)