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1 year 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!

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 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…

2 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…

4 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…

5 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…

5 years ago

Labour in the City goes to Parliament

Our final discussion event for 2012 was a seminar with Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 6th November 2012. This took place in parliament and was open to everyone on our mailing list. Subjects ranged from the overall economic situation, the role of the banks and the effectiveness of Quantitative Easing.

5 years ago

Producers vs Predators debate records a score draw

Labour in the City jointly hosted an Oxford Union-style party conference event at the Labour party conference in Manchester on Monday, entitled the ‘producers’ vs the ‘predators’. A packed room heard from Tristram Hunt MP and Michael Izza on the producer side, vs Kitty Ussher and Mark Twigg arguing the case for the predators. The event was chaired by Chris Leslie MP. It was a spirited and light-hearted debate leading…

5 years ago

Labour in the City hosts Ed Balls

We held our first speaker and discussion meeting on 28th June at the Association of British Insurers on Gresham Street with an audience of around 100 of our mailing list. Our speakers were: the shadow chancellor, Ed Balls MP; Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank and Joanne Segars, Chief Executive of the National Association of Pension Funds. Our chair was Ben Hall of the Financial Times. All the…