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Seema Malhotra

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Labour MP for Feltham and Heston

Brexit: Under The Cover Of Darkness

The government should be open with the British people and make public the information they have to allow for a full and factual debate that covers both the risks and benefits of leaving the European Union and informs the debate about our priorities for Brexit negotiations. It is their responsibility and duty to do so.
03/10/2017 15:57 BST

Brexit Would Hurt Women Most - Yet Their Voices Are Being Drowned Out in This Campaign

Women stand to lose the most if the UK votes leaves the European Union on 23 June, yet women's voices are being drowned out of the campaign. So far the debate has been dominated by grey men in grey suits trading GDP figures. The facts are critical but we also need to about the issues that affect people's everyday lives and, particularly women's hopes and aspirations for them and their families.
24/05/2016 07:30 BST

Ordinary British Families Are Paying the Price of Osborne's Failures

This Budget was a test for George Osborne, a test to see whether he can deliver a budget that is fair and one that helps us build for the future. It's a test he has failed. Growth is down. Exports are down. Productivity is down. And wage growth and disposable income are down. The only things rising? Debt and the deficit. These are failures that don't deliver on fairness, and don't deliver for the future... This is Osborne's eighth Budget - and his record of failure is there for all to see. The tragedy is that it is ordinary British families who are paying the price of that failure.
17/03/2016 07:29 GMT

The British People Have a Right to Know Whether Google's Tax Settlement Is a Fair Deal

Yesterday I wrote to the National Audit Office (NAO) to ask if they will investigate the process by which HMRC agreed the settlement with Google UK for tax owed between 2005 and 2015.... If Google were paying the corporate tax rate on all its UK earning in 2014 alone it could well have paid around £200million. Yet HMRC has settled for just £130million over ten years, without any transparency or clarity. Little wonder that after George Osborne on Friday heralded this as a "victory", Downing Street has backtracked.
28/01/2016 07:35 GMT

The FA Must Step Up and Take Responsibility in the Case of Ched Evans

This case is not just about criminal rehabilitation, it's about role models and about behaviour that role models encourage. This is a moment when the Football Association should step up and take greater responsibility for the case, rather than the unedifying spectacle of dragging the argument out from club to club - and failing on both rehabilitation and role models in the process.
06/01/2015 08:57 GMT

International Day of the Girl - Time to Face Up to Violence

Somewhere in the world, at this very moment, someone is being forced into a marriage, someone is being subjected to FGM, someone is being raped and abused, someone is being trafficked, someone is being denied an education, or the freedom to do and say what they want. That someone is likely to be a girl, and it is happening because she is a girl... Gender inequalities in terms of power are deeply entrenched and it will take sustained effort to shift public attitudes.
10/10/2014 16:44 BST