City of London

Labour can only survive by pretending Corbyn has gone

24 March 2017 15:47

In spite of everything against them, the Labour party scored an historic victory last night in the City of London.…

The Big Bang did more harm than good

29 October 2016 13:00

As the 30th anniversary of Big Bang loomed, I found myself back at the scene of my City demise. Ebbgate…

We should be flattered not threatened by France’s bid to take on the City

22 October 2016 10:05

The French are trying to seduce the British to come and work in Paris. A video hymns the delights of…

George Osborne: engaging with China is better than ‘megaphone diplomacy’

22 September 2015 10:05

Britain and China must ‘stick together’ through the ‘ups and downs’ according to  George Osborne. The Chancellor is currently touring…

Moscow may not need London, but does London need Moscow?

21 October 2014 15:45

According to an adviser to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, sanctions-hit Moscow intends to slowly move the finance of…

Boris Johnson’s European crusade to save the Tory party

3 August 2014 10:55

The Sunday Telegraph has news that Boris Johnson will give a speech next week in which he will throw his…

Philip Hammond and David Mundell expose lack of political grip at heart of government

14 April 2014 12:59

Was it Philip Hammond who told the Guardian that Britain would discuss a currency union with an independent Scotland? Fleet…

Arise, Kermit, Freefrog of the City of London

27 March 2014 13:35

Move over Dick Whittington and his cat, the City of London has a new folklore hero. Yesterday Kermit the Frog…

Standard Life becomes the latest firm to bully Scotland. But is it bluffing?

27 February 2014 12:07

No-one should be surprised that Standard Life has warned it might leave Scotland should the country vote for independence later…

A choice for Tories: Goldman Sachs or UKIP?

4 December 2013 21:21

Hats-off to James Kirkup for noticing that Goldman Sachs have suggested they would “drastically” cut their UK workforce (and operations) should Britain…

With 190,000 finance jobs gone, isn’t it time for banker bashing to stop?

28 May 2013 14:44

It’s not going to be a popular rallying cry, I admit. Somehow ‘Save the Bankers’ doesn’t quite pull at the…

Is Andrew Mitchell the right man for Britain in Europe?

4 April 2013 10:50

It now looks almost certain that Andrew Mitchell will be our next EU Commissioner in 2014. The job was not…

Five things you need to know about the EU’s bonus cap

7 March 2013 15:34

1. The plan: To limit the bonuses that can be paid to bankers to the level of their salary. Any higher…

PMQs sketch: Miliband packs a punch, and Cameron punches back

6 March 2013 16:17

Whooo that was nasty. Today’s was the most vicious PMQs of the last twelve months. Easily. Ed Miliband started by…

Vince Cable and George Osborne are wary of unpicking the consensus around Vickers. Picture: Getty

Banking Commission to force Chancellor’s hand on reform

24 December 2012 11:22

As is becoming increasingly clear to David Cameron, the problem with answering calls for an inquiry into a scandal in…

The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards published its report this morning. Picture: Getty

An electric fence to keep the City of London’s light from dimming

21 December 2012 10:16

The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards was conceived in those tumultuous days following the first Libor revelations. At the time,…

The City: a beacon of diversity

27 November 2012 11:01

Now, what would those in the Equalities industry say to an industry so diverse that it has — in proportion…

The great City of London exodus gathers pace

12 November 2012 16:47

Why not tax the bejesus out of the City and tighten regulation? Yes, the bankers will moan — but it’s…

Greg Clark told the Financial Times he had seen 'encouraging signs' in the City of London. Picture: Press Association

Cleaning up the City cesspit

17 October 2012 8:58

Good news from the City is something to cherish at the moment, and today RBS has confirmed that it will…

We need a minister to defend the City of London

20 July 2012 10:18

Is the City of London worth defending? Not many in the government seem to think so. Vince Cable, the Business…