The UK Treasury’s Robert Jenrick talks to Business Insider about inequality, productivity, and whether he’d rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck

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Robert Jenrick MP, currently the UK Treasury’s lead spokesperson on economic growth and productivity, was once attacked by the Daily Mail for being too rich.
We asked him whether he believes that wealth inequality might be holding back economic growth.
He also talked about the economic effect of companies like Deliveroo and Uber, as they create thousands of poorly paid jobs.
And he had a crack at the “horse-sized duck” problem.

LONDON — Robert Jenrick knows a bit about inequality.

When he was running for his seat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Newark, a rural-suburban constituency near Nottingham, he was attacked by the Daily Mail for being too rich: “Tory candidate Robert Jenrick says that just because he has three homes ‘it doesn’t mean I don’t know about life on the breadline,'” the tabloid wailed.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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