Politico: Britain looks to chart different course from EU on industrial champions

While the talk in the EU is turning to heavyweight corporate champions that can tackle the U.S. and China, the man tasked with making Britain more competitive is not fully convinced that big is beautiful. For John Penrose, a Conservative parliamentarian who has to write a review on how to turbocharge competition…

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The Times: It is time to reboot the competition regime for the modern, digital age

John wrote this article for The Times newspaper. Adam Smith never bought car insurance. Or used an internet search engine. Or took out a triple-play broadband-TV-phone contract. If he had, the father of modern economics might have been less confident that free competition between suppliers ensures all customers get a…

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Telegraph: John Penrose to review UK competition laws ahead of autumn Budget

John Penrose has previously proposed scrapping communications, energy and water watchdogs and replacing them with single body. Tory MP who called for the abolition of the energy and broadcasting watchdogs has been appointed to lead a review of Britain’s competition laws. John Penrose, a former minister who described Ofcom and…

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