Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says he is determined to fix Bradford's economic problems (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says he is determined to fix Bradford's economic problems
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said he was “determined” to fix Bradford’s economic problems on a visit to the area today.
The Office for National Statistics today revealed the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.8 per cent in the third quarter of this year – the third successive period of growth.
To mark the announcement, Mr Osborne visited the historic Pudsey textile firm Hainsworth to tell the national media that the country was on the “path to prosperity”.
The firm, which has remained in family hands since 1783, now exports its products to dozens of countries across the globe, including China, where Mr Osborne visited for a trade trip earlier this month.
The Telegraph & Argus asked Mr Osborne about research unveiled earlier this week, which showed that of the UK’s 12 largest cities, Bradford had emerged out of the recession in the worst position.
He said: “The recession five or six years ago hit Bradford particularly hard, like it hit the whole country.
“What I am determined to do is fix the problems we inherited from the previous Government and make sure we have jobs created in Bradford and the whole of West Yorkshire.”
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