Mark stands up for the City

Mark will be launching a defence of the City this afternoon in a Westminster Hall debate he has tabled on rebalancing the economy. Previewed on the front page of this morning’s City AM, the paper’s editor, Allister Heath, said ‘His excellent speech is unusually brave and lucid. Others must now stand up for London’s most important industry, taxpayer and employer’.

We shall be posting Mark’s full speech online tomorrow but in the meantime it can be previewed on the blogs of City AM and the Wall Street Journal.

Mark intends to use his speech to draw a line under the hostility and uncertainty that now surrounds our financial services sector and remind parliament why the City remains such a crucial part of the UK economy.