I am delighted that today I was relected Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Economics, Money and Banking. Mark Garnier MP continues as Vice Chair and Alun Cairns MP has agreed to be Secretary.
I founded the Group to provide a forum through which diverse ideas on economics, money and banking could be introduced into Parliament. Our events have included:
- A panel discussion on Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story.
- A panel discussion with Andrew Lilico and Tim Congdon.
- A discussion of the Future of Political Economy, with Dr Mark Pennington, Jessie Norman MP and Richard Murphy.
- The Parliamentary launch of Detlev Schlichter’s Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown
Our next event, with Positive Money, will be on 8 November.
I am grateful to all those Parliamentarians, think tanks and members of the public who have supported the APPG. I will be announcing new supporters over the next few weeks, as we launch the programme for the coming year.