Designing aircraft and racing cars is an extremely exciting thing.
Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it.
I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.
Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.
Having a good idea is one thing, but persuading other people to buy it is quite another. Good inventors are polymaths: they think with their hands and their brains. They're experts in design, engineering and business.
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