Politicians often bemoan the UK’s poor productivity. Yet, at the same time, over the last decade they seem to have systematically destroyed much of the further education sector with a policy of ‘a thousand cuts’. The same is true of 6th form education.
There is quite a bit of evidence to show that a well- educated, properly-trained workforce is one of the principal keys to higher productivity.
So., the politicians are the probable cause of the UK’s declining productivity … and are unlikely to be the saviours…. especially since the whole of UK politics is being sucked into the Brexit maelstrom.
So often what politicians say is undermined by what they do!