Posts Tagged ‘Corporate Accountability’

Time for Labour to speak out on corporate governance

by Michael Meacher.

Whilst the economic debate surges around austerity, recession and claims of recovery, it’s remarkable that next to nothing is being said about the flaws of corporate governance. As a result the dominant theme of shareholder value is accepted almost without question. Yet it is deeply compromised both in theory and in practice. Most obviously it […]

Why Labour should boycott G4S as a provider of security to its conference

by Greg Dropkin and John Nicholson.

G4S is mired in scandal, but the company will provide security at Labour Party conference in September. Stop G4S campaigners Greg Dropkin and John Nicholson ask trade unionists and party members to demand Labour withhold contracts until, at least, the company pulls out of Israeli prisons and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. During the recent UNITE […]

Cable still doesn’t get the extent of corporate greed

by Michael Meacher.

Vince Cable, to give him credit, is the one member of the Cabinet who is seriously concerned about pay extremism in the boardroom. The rest are seriously in favour of it. But the measures he has so far put in place, albeit harried at every turn by the Tory Right, will achieve little. He has […]

When are we going to stop whistleblowers being sacked?

by Michael Meacher.

So after informing the authorities in the public interest that the gas market pricing system was being rigged, Seth Freedman, an employee of ICIS Heren, a lead company in the market, has just been sacked. The man who told the public about price-fixing in the gas retail market (shades of the Libor scandal in banking) […]

All today’s biggest problems can’t be solved within present power structure

by Michael Meacher.

What is really striking about the UK’s biggest problems today is that they are all insuperable unless there is a strategic change in policy which almost always requires a big shift in the power structure. The banking crisis will not go away so long as central banks, either in the Eurozone or the UK, believe […]

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