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An effective UK defence policy for a changing world

15 May 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Nia Griffith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

UK defence policy has ambitious aims but these are causing severe and currently unresolved budgetary problems. In addition Brexit uncertainty and a fluid international situation is increasing concerns about the risks of defence overstretch, the benefits of our deterrence policy, and the sustainabili... Read More

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Growing UK trade

01 May 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Angus MacNeil MP, Chair of the International Trade Committee

Deadlines are looming to keep UK international trade and the UK economy stable during the Brexit process. It may be tricky to ensure that any losses of EU trade across many sectors are adequately and promptly balanced or, hopefully, exceeded by gains elsewhere. Angus MacNeil will discuss how things ... Read More

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Realising the full potential of UK computer science

21 February 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Artificial intelligence and multiple other computer science developments are transforming life in the 21st Century. Oxford University already ranks highly amongst the top universities teaching and researching computer science, and is now committed to a major expansion of this work. This offers signi... Read More


Financing infrastructure for growth

31 January 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Shadow City Minister)

Since the financial crisis, infrastructure investment has been squeezed in the interest of deficit reduction. It is now widely accepted that the UK needs an industrial strategy that provides significant investment in housing, transport, energy, and digital infrastructure to improve productivity, red... Read More

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Looking after the trade interests of SMEs

17 January 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for International Trade

International trade is extremely complex. At present any company attempting to forecast future sales needs to factor in uncertainty affecting future business risks linked to EU membership and also potential opportunities linked to other international markets. These issues do not just affect companie... Read More

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Financing a better future

10 January 2018 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Treasury Minister

Recent economic policies, especially the focus on austerity, have not stimulated the investment in infrastructure and skills needed to increase productivity and real wages. Labour has identified the need to change course and has proposed an approach involving a new National Investment Bank and the c... Read More