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  • January 6, 2010

    The Road to Microfinance

    In the face of dark economic times domestically, I fear a hitherto united front in favour of the government’s international development programmes is beginning to crack. As we look to cutting our vast budget deficit, people are beginning to ask why we are reducing significantly assistance to British citizens when we continue to channel taxpayers’ money into international development.
  • December 22, 2009

    Celebrating London Diversity & Commonality

    Mark attended the Marylebone Interfaith Service this evening, held in the London Fo Guang Shan Temple in Margaret Street.
  • December 22, 2009

    Mark Celebrates National Tree Week

    The first batch of trees pledged by the local residential and business community has now been planted in Great Portland Street. This coincided with the launch of the UK's 35th National Tree WeeK and a celebratory tree planting in the street by Mark, Hilary Benn MP, Julian Maslinski of the Westminster Tree Trust, Alisdair Douglas of the Tree Council and Tim Rollinson, Director of the Forestry Commission.
  • December 22, 2009

    Reforming The City

    Collectively our nation was lulled into a false sense of security by the clement economic conditions that prevailed for a decade from the mid-1990s, alongside a delusional sense that the good times would be here forever.
  • December 22, 2009

    The Battle Of The Bonuses

    The relentlessly breathless press coverage of the financial crisis over the past two years may have persuaded the electorate that we have already been through the worst of the recession. The truth is that such optimism is dangerously unwarranted. The economic reckoning for the general public has yet to begin.
  • December 22, 2009

    The Economic Perils Of Political Uncertainty

    The relentlessly breathless press coverage of the financial crisis over the past two years may have persuaded the electorate that we have already been through the worst of the recession. The truth is that such optimism is dangerously unwarranted. The economic reckoning for the general public has yet to begin.
  • November 18, 2009

    The Future Landscape Of Global Finance

    Such colossal sums of global taxpayers' money have been spent and immense government guarantees continue to underpin the financial system that it is remarkable how little agreement exists to what constitutes the point at which the banking industry can be said to be fixed.Less still is there any emerging consensus as to the ideal future landscape of the financial services world.This is no mere academic issue. The imperative to start repaying borrowing at the earliest opportunity cannot be overstated...
  • November 2, 2009

    Competition: The Ultimate Consumer

    Open competition is an absolute necessity as the ultimate consumer safeguard. Last month I concluded that government should give serious thought to adapting the role of the Serious Fraud Office and implementing a new, radically improved US-style system for the investigation and prosecution of financ...
  • October 22, 2009

    Sounding The Last Post For Royal Mail?

    Any organisation whose performance and reputation declines as precipitously as the Royal Mail's in recent years cannot expect to survive. Battered by the rise of the internet, competition from leaner and more flexible rivals, a massive pensions shortfall and an increasingly truculent workforce, this...
  • October 12, 2009

    Effective Enforcement – Changing The

    Despite grandstanding galore from politicians, there is a growing unease at the paucity of substantial change in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Nowhere does this resonate more than in the field of enforcement....