Development bit; the inclusion of those at the coal face of delivering on the economy are extremely important.
The third one is probably ok too, though I have to remind myself that words can come back to haunt you if I’m not careful.
What the Press printed last week in an interview I gave was accurate, and although a week is a long time in politics, what I said still feels right today. My over-riding message was that we – all of us, business, government and wider community – have got to be positive
That while it is winter right now, there will be green valleys and golden pastures at the end of this.
In the words of the late, great Joe Strummer, and I promised my daughter I would get a Clash reference into a speech one day “The future is unwritten” So yes, it’s tough right now.And yes, it might get worse for a bit.
But yes – we are resilient, innovative and bloody-minded on this island. We will get through Covid. Business will get back to pre-Covid days, aircraft will fly, people will travel and business will be placed. It is in humanities nature to get up, dust itself down and carry on.
But first we need to get through this winter. Things are tough.