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2 weeks ago

Ten years on: banking beyond the crisis

To mark the tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis, Labour in the City launched an anthology of writing on the future of the financial services industry at a reception at London’s Guildhall with Alistair Darling, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. More than 150 Labour in the City members heard Lord Darling offer his recollections on his role in stabilising the UK economy at the height of the banking…

1 month ago

The Lehman Trilogy review: where did banking’s purpose go?

By Sophia Morrell, Chair, Labour in the City Ten years on from the financial crisis, both the media and City are replete with perspectives on the crisis. However, none takes so profound a journey as The Lehman Trilogy into the genesis of an institution which is the emblem of a sector that lost its way. The play, written by Stefano Massini and playing at the National Theatre until October 20th,…

5 months ago

Made in Dagenham….a clarion call for the City?

7 June 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the strike by 187 female sewing machinists at a Ford car factory seeking sex equality, a story that inspired the 2010 film ‘Made in Dagenham.’ The strikes led to a meeting with Barbara Castle, then Employment Secretary, to discuss recognition and inequality of pay for females and, two years later, led to the inception of the Equal Pay Act 1970. Further developments…

10 months ago

All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men When a colleague and I were discussing the salubrious goings-on at the President’s Club dinner revealed by the Financial Times, the 22-year old parliamentary researcher in our office raised his head and said “What? Is that a real thing?” I too would have assumed we were talking about a Mad Men episode. In the past four years I’ve worked on different projects with Labour in the…

12 months ago

Bagpipes, The General Election and Snapchat – In Conversation With Iain McNicol

Bagpipes, The General Election and Snapchat – In Conversation With Iain McNicol Last week saw the latest Labour in the City Event, ‘In Conversation with Iain McNicol’, the General Secretary of the Labour Party, at Newgate Communications who were splendid hosts. Labour in the City Chair, Sophia Morrell, led the conversation with Iain and first up was a delve into his twitter bio. Specifically who was the better bagpipe player,…

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!

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…

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