It was a flying visit but a welcome boost for businesses in Sussex today as the Foreign Secretary, William Hague - dropped in. In advance of the European elections next week - he was keen to bang the drum for Tory policy both on jobs - prosperity and on Europe itself.
We sent David Johns to hear what he had to say; he spoke to William Hague MP, Managing Director David Shore, and local MP Nicholas Soames.
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