British Labour Party to Launch Radical Review of BOE

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will launch a “radical review” of the national institutions that manage the economy, including the Bank of England, its finance spokesman will say on Monday.

John McDonnell, a hard-left former trade unionist who has advocated re-nationalizing banks and imposing wealth taxes, will also promise a Labour government would ensure the proceeds of economic growth are shared more equally around the country.

In a speech at the party’s first annual conference since Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was elected, McDonnell will say that if his party wins power in 2020 Britain would live within its means but invest to help the economy grow, according to a source close to McDonnell.

McDonnell has previously called for the government to reclaim the power to set interest rates from the Bank of England. But the source said the party’s position would be that the central bank would remain independent.

via CNBC

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