2 years ago

Labour in the City launches Facebook page

Labour in the City has launched its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/labourinthecity/   Like our page to see the latest viewpoints and news!

2 years ago

Transparency: the cornerstone of rebuilding trust in the City

A friend recently asked me for some advice on how to invest a windfall, couched in the following caveat: “I don’t want to place it with a manager. I don’t understand how they justify their fees and seeing as they call their clients ‘muppets’, I’d rather go it alone.” This brief and damning summary of financial services from an average individual shows the scale of the challenge facing the industry….

2 years ago

Introductory Viewpoint from Kitty Ussher

Whatever your views on the most desirable qualities for the leader of the Labour party, there remains a need for all parts of our movement to have places to go where they can debate and socialise. Labour in the City was established in early 2012 to provide just that kind of forum: somewhere where Labour supporters working in finance and related professional services could network and talk about politics. We…

2 years ago

A Note on Brexit

Currently, there is little realistic analysis of the options and their consequences. This note sets out some potential paths for discussion.   If Article 50 were activated and if the UK were to leave the EU, then the UK would not be able to re-join the EU on terms as favourable as it currently has. Its various opt-outs and rebates would fall away and not be renewed; it might have…

3 years ago

Chuka Umunna tells LiTC – Tories’ mayoral campaign would make Trump proud

Chuka Umunna’s speech to LiTC this week had a huge amount of coverage in the press. He took on Vote Leave, Zac Goldsmith’s mayoral campaign and had something to say about the importance of a mixed industrial policy. The quote which dominated the news was ““The Tories have resorted to running a nasty and openly Islamophobic election campaign against Sadiq Khan that would make Donald Trump proud.” Well, he’s not wrong. But just as…

3 years ago

SME4Labour and LiTC fundraiser for Sadiq Khan a big success

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the SME4Labour and Labour in the City fundraiser for Sadiq Khan. LiTC was represented in excellent numbers. It was a hugely enjoyable evening – and thanks to the generosity of Ibrahim Dogus, who hosted the evening for free at his Troia restaurant in Waterloo – every penny of the money raised has gone to Sadiq’s campaign. Sadiq used his speech to make it clear that…

3 years ago

Chris Leslie questions ‘fiscal credibility rule’

Former Shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie told a LiTC audience that a ‘fiscal credibility rule’ rumoured to be under consideration by the Labour Party would “do the Tories’ job for them”. The proposed rule is believed to include the reinstatement of services and spending cut by the current Government. Speaking at the event in London’s Guildhall, Chris warned that there was a serious gap between some members of the party and the electorate on…

3 years ago

Angela Eagle visits the City

Angela Eagle, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills joined Labour in The City for a series of meetings across the Square Mile in December. She spoke at a round table chaired by LiTC, which was attended by major banks, senior representatives from crowd funding, venture capital, Business Angels, as well as accountants and the business startup community. After that Angela visited the RISE business escalator in…

5 years ago

If I were Chancellor…..an essay collection from Labour in the City

We asked some of our members to write, in 1000 words, what they would do if they woke up and found themselves Chancellor. We submitted the results to the Labour Party’s policy review consultation. All of the contributors write in a personal capacity. The pamphlet was launched at a drinks reception in the City on 7th November, where we were delighted to be joined by Seema Malhotra MP, Sadiq Khan…

6 years ago

Dinner with Alistair Darling

Labour in the City was proud to be part of the team that hosted Alistair Darling at a packed dinner in the City last night. Alistair shared personal memories of some of the more hair-raising days of the financial crisis. He also pointed out that if the Coalition hadn’t repealed Labour’s legislation requiring the government to halve the deficit in this parliament, they could well be facing prosecution for missing…

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