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Diversify the sources of lending for our small businesses

Here is my article with David Davis in today’s FT I would rather see finance less proud and industry more content”. Those words were spoken by Winston Churchill almost 90 years ago, but should serve as a mission statement for …

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The Economic Implications for the United Kingdom of Scottish Independence – my speech

: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor, in this debate. I am open to intervention if need be on that issue. I thank him for his chairmanship. Allied to the question asked by …

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Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards Report

Today is the publication of the PCBS report. Here is my opinion. Money laundering, forgery, fraud, corruption – if you do the crime, you do the time. It seems that’s the case everywhere but banking. This is one conclusion arrived …

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Queen’s Speech Debate (3rd Day)

Here is what I had to say about the Queen’s Speech: My Lords, today UK businesses have about £700 billion in cash on their balance sheets-money that is looking for places to invest but companies are lacking the confidence to …

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