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Monday, 28 March 2011

David Cameron still living in Narnia

David Cameron still living in Narnia as he says now is time
to start new business

David Cameron has told would-be entrepreneurs "now is
the time" to launch their business. (It doesn’t matter about scoring fuel
prices. Or banks won’t lend you the cash, or even that England is still in a
massive recession, or all the British government cut back and tax hikes, where
is this man living?

Cameron was backing a private-sector led initiative aimed at
helping people set up businesses.

Start-up Britain is offering support worth about £1,500 in
areas like IT training and internet advertising all the areas that aren’t really
needed? What about builders, carpenters, engineers, apprenticeships ECT, one
thing we have plenty of is IT and internet advertising.

Last week's Budget saw economic growth forecasts revised
down and ministers are looking to the private sector to drive forward growth
but giving nothing to help it but tax hypes, fuel cost scoring up, in fact petrol
and diesel has gone up in most areas after Osborne’s half-witted budget.

The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)
forecast 1.7% growth in 2011, compared with its previous estimate of the 2.1%.

At the launch of Start Up Britain, which is backed by entrepreneurs
and big business,  Cameron said Britain's
economic recovery had to be private-sector led "with made in British
stamped all over it" not English?.

Cameron said government had a role to play in easing the
burden on business - but it could only do so much on its own and it needed
business to help drive the recovery: "I believe we can make this decade
one of the most entrepreneurial decades in our history."

This government is backing small firms, it's getting behind
the start-ups, it's getting behind the doers and the grafters who are going to
get our economy moving and create the jobs and the wealth and the opportunity
that we need."

But he said none of the initiatives would matter unless
people took up the opportunities: "I want to make a direct appeal to
everyone who's sitting at home or at their desk and thinking about starting
their own business. Now is the time to do it.

(What he didn’t say is where you’re going to get the cash to
do this, as banks won’t lend you the cash, even if you’ve been in business with
good records the computer will say no?)

"If you've been turning over a good idea for years -
now is the time to make something of it. If you're working for a big firm but
you know you could do a better job on your own - now is the time to make that
leap. If you've been dreaming about starting up the next great British brand -
now is the time to make it happen.

"There are thousands of people out there who are
entrepreneurs but they just don't know it yet or they are thinking about. There
are millions of success stories that haven't been written yet. So seize this
moment. Take these opportunities. Make it happen - and together we can drive
our economy forward."

He also suggested his wife Samantha - who was creative
director at upmarket stationery firm Smythson before he became PM, might start
up her own business, when his political career is over.

"Politicians are always troubled with the question,
'what on earth do you do after politics?'," he said. (The same as you do
when in politics sod all)

"I have no doubt Samantha's answer will be pretty
clear, which will be for her to start a new business. She's always said 'if you
are going to do politics, then one of us better have a proper job'."

Start Up Britain is being supported by firms including AXA,
Barclays, Intel, Blackberry, Experian, Google, Virgin Media Microsoft, McKinsey
& Co and O2.

The launch follows last week's Budget which raised
entrepreneurial tax reliefs, created 21 enterprise zones offering tax breaks,
and promised less red tape and high speed broadband in an effort to help new
firms grow.

The announcement comes on the day that a group of leading
venture capitalists said the UK was a "world-class place to launch new
businesses", following George Osborne's Budget.

British entrepreneurs, and those relocating to the UK, will
find it easier to raise the funds they need to do what they do best: create and
grow world beating businesses," they wrote.

Mr Cameron said last week's Budget had been "the most
pro-enterprise Budget this country has seen for a generation" but Labour
argues that the government's spending cuts are damaging the economic recovery,
after growth forecasts were revised down.

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