The Government recently launched an Export strategy, building on their industrial strategy, that targets increasing UK exports to 35% of GDP from the current 29%.
Is that ambitious?
“It would be disappointing, except that I hope it is only a first step. We are terrible compared to our near neighbours – Germany at 47%, Netherlands and Belgium over 80% and Spain, France, Italy more than us. Should you be exporting just to help the country achieve its potential?