Tag Archives: Economy

The debate that still needs to be had.

Here is an article I wrote for the Huffington Post: It is now six months since the LIBOR scandal erupted – and we are still trying to assess how much damage that and other scandals have done to public trust …

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Labour can no longer duck tough choices on spending

This article was written by John McFall and Andrew Harrop in the New Statesman. To see the original article, click the link below: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2012/11/labour-can-no-longer-duck-tough-choices-spending Within weeks, George Osborne will use the Autumn Statement to announce his spending plans for the …

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George Osborne has confidence in Plan C – but do the banks?

John McFall’s article for the Guardian. Read this on the Guardian website. The magnificent setting of Mansion House is usually a place for gentle self-congratulation from the chancellor of the day on the economic achievements of the government and the …

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Speech: the Government must tackle youth unemployment

Lord McFall’s speech on youth unemployment in the House of Lords. Read this speech in Hansard, Parliament’s official publication. My Lords, I am privileged to participate in this debate. I congratulate my noble friend Lord Adonis on his compelling and …

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Speech: Why was there no plan for growth in the Queen’s Speech?

Lord McFall’s speech on the Queen’s Speech in the House of Lords. Read this in Hansard, Parliament’s official publication. My Lords, I am very pleased to participate in this debate. At the beginning of the day, the Minister said that …

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Budget 2012: More ‘Robbing Who?’ than Robin Hood

Lord McFall’s article for the Labour Lords website. Click here to read this article on Labour Lords. The power and influence of Twitter was in evidence minutes after the Chancellor sat down yesterday when he presented his budget to parliament. …

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Lord McFall: it is not too late to consider a British investment bank

Lord McFall, former Chairman of the Treasury Committee in the House of Commons, has called on the Government to think again about the idea of a British investment bank, as UK banks continue to fail to lend to small and …

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Lord McFall’s speech on Budget 2012

Lord McFall’s speech in the House of Lords debate on the Budget, 22nd March 2012. Read this speech in Hansard, the official publication of the UK Parliament. My Lords, I am delighted to participate in this debate and particularly to …

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Government has to be honest on the EU economy, says Lord McFall

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord McFall has called for more honesty from the Government over the economic and financial situation in Europe. Lord McFall, the former Chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Committee, said in his speech …

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Lord McFall’s speech on the EU economy, manufacturing and jobs

Lord McFall’s speech in the House of Lords, 3rd November 2011 See this speech on TheyWorkForYou.com See this speech in Hansard My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Newby, on securing this hugely important debate. My contribution has two …

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