Business quote of the day: why the CBI didn't run LOCOG

"We need an industrial Olympics”                                                                                                       

CBI director-general John Cridland says the government could boost the UK economy if it committed £1.5bn to backing major construction projects. The business lobby group leader has been calling for "shovel ready" schemes to be driven forward to help create jobs and increase investment.

An industrial olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

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