Ed Balls visited Cambridge last week to meet local businessmen, where he claimed in an interview that the Government needed to invest more in the innovative companies in Cambridge. BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Paul Stainton was keen to get the views of Stuart Jackson, local MP, and Cambridge Labour candidate, David Zeichner, on the interview. Unsurprisingly Stuart disagreed that they weren’t supporting local businesses and the local area and claimed that without Labour’s over spending the economy wouldn’t be in a position where austerity measures have become necessary.
To get a different perspective Paul called on our own CEO, Joep van Beurden, to get his view on who was right. As a businessman, Joep feels it is his job, and the job of other businesses in Cambridge and the UK, to focus on what they can do to help kickstart the economy rather than relying on politicians. However, the fact is that we need to solve the deficit and Joep calls on politicians to sit down together and work out how to turn this around.