Seema Malhotra

Entries by Seema Malhotra

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

(19) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (07:26)

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...

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There Will Be Economic Consequences of Leaving the EU - It's Time Those Campaigning for Brexit Were Honest About It

(18) Comments | Posted 21 May 2016 | (00:00)

Boris Johnson has turned his back on London and on the needs of our economy. Businesses I have spoken to who are contingency planning for a possible Brexit knowing that job losses are on the horizon with a likely fall in demand have felt let down by the former Mayor...

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Why John Longworth Is Wrong and Why It's Right for Business That We Remain

(0) Comments | Posted 21 April 2016 | (08:03)

Small businesses will be among the biggest losers if Britain were to vote to leave the European Union (EU) on 23rd June - and they know it.

Contrary to what the Leave campaign wants us to believe, an extensive survey of 10,000 small businesses found that 75%...

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

(62) Comments | Posted 16 March 2016 | (23:00)

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...

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

(0) Comments | Posted 28 January 2016 | (11:32)

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.

Google UK has over 2,000 employees in the UK and is a good employer....

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Women-Only Train Carriages Won't Solve the Problem of Harassment and Are a Daft Idea

(8) Comments | Posted 26 August 2015 | (17:54)

Sexism on our streets, and in women's everyday life is still rife in Britain in 2015 - and that should shame us all, men and women. That's why we need to keep Women's Safety Centre Stage, the title of the Labour Women's Safety Commission launched by Yvette Cooper in 2011,...

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Let's Make London a City Where Women Are Finally Equal - Let's Choose Tessa

(1) Comments | Posted 13 August 2015 | (14:25)

We are deep into the 21st century, and living in one of the most exciting and forward-looking cities in the world. London arts and culture are second to none, our tech sector is starting to rival California's, and the city is a magnet for people looking to create a better...

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

(39) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (23:00)

At the start of the New Year, Ched Evans is once again in the news. A new petition to stop him being signed by Oldham Athletic has now become one of the fastest growing petitions ever.

In April 2012, Evans was found guilty of raping...

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All Too Often, Decisions on Young People's Lives Are Made on Perception, Not Reality

(3) Comments | Posted 16 December 2014 | (10:33)

Last week I visited a school in North London with Cllr Catherine West and Vera Baird QC, following the launch of Labour's Women's Safety Commission report. We held the first of a new series of girls' safety summits, part of our ongoing strategy to prevent the escalation of gender-based violence....

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

(7) Comments | Posted 11 October 2014 | (00:00)


On Friday, ahead of the on International Day of the Girl on Saturday, I took part in Plan UK's 'Face Up to Violence' campaign in Waterloo station from 10am -7pm. Members of the public, politicians and celebrities wrote messages against violence on their...

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Boris Johnson's Ultra-Negative Campaign: It Looks Like the Nasty Party is Back

(9) Comments | Posted 4 April 2012 | (19:31)

After Tuesday's bruising LBC radio debate the London mayoral election appeared to be descending into a nasty needle-match.

That may have been inevitable. The Conservative party generally, and Boris Johnson's team in particular, have too much riding on winning to do anything other than fight brutally to cling to...

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