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Affiliation: Independent
Join Date: 17 Jun 2010
The Aunt Sally question is best disposed of straight away. Can Scotland, with its own distinct culture and history, be an independent state separate from the rest of the UK? Yes is the unequivocal answer. But there are critical questions. …► Read more
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 …► Read more
: 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 …► Read more
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 …► Read more
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 …► Read more
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 …► Read more
Wednesday 28th November 2012 Amendment number 116ZB – Continuous Payment Authority 116ZB: After Clause 99, insert the following new Clause- “Continuous Payment Authorities: debtor’s rights (1) This section applies where a debtor has granted to a credit...
Today I am promoting a new clause in the Financial Services Bill to protect borrowers from the misuse of Continuous Payment Authorities by pay day lenders. These are harsh times for many working families. They are under pressure from rising …► Read more
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 Osborn...