Liam Byrne is MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

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Liam Byrne is MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill and a member of the Labour party.

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- Ensure free access to registers of beneficial ownership in Overseas Territories & Crown Dependencies

- Whistleblowing Bill to protect those who uncover economic crimes

- Update corporate criminal liability laws to hold large companies to account for economic crime

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- Allow seizure of crypto-assets, to improve anti money-laundering regimes,

- Protect whistle-blowers and journalists

- Take action on ‘enablers’

- Implement beneficial ownership rules

- Publish long-awaited review of the Tier 1 Investor visa scheme without delay.

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- Study lessons from US legislation such as the ENABLERS Bill currently before Congress, and the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

- Reform Companies House with new powers to verify information

- Take action on Scottish limited partnerships

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- Substantial increase in funding and expert resourcing for National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office and other responsible agencies

- Boost the sanctions unit

- Comprehensive transatlantic partnership to curb kleptocracy

- Appoint Minister for Economic Security

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- Early ineffective action on sanctions was due to inadequate preparation and foresight by the leadership of the FCDO and understaffing in sanctions unit

- Corrupt money has continued to flow into the UK.

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- Shameful that it has taken a war to galvanize the Government into action.

- Economic Crime Act does not go far or fast enough

- We're STILL doing too little to address the fundamental mismatch between the resources of law enforcement agencies and their targets

1/. Today @CommonsForeign releases our damning report into Govt negligence in tackling dirty money.

Finds:

- Govt 'unwillingness to stem flow of dirty money likely to have contributed to Russia's belief that the UK is a safe haven for corrupt wealth.

The Tories' disastrous Northern Ireland Protocol Bill now creates a real risk of a trade war with our largest single market.

But it's not too late to change course.

Readout from 48 hours in Brussels 👇
https://liambyrnemp.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/johnsons-looming-trade-war/

On the occasion of the International Day of Parliamentarism, @ParlNetwork Board members have shared messages about the importance of MPs in the international development dialogue.
Find them along with our latest article on the Future of Parliaments here: https://www.parlnet.org/international-day-of-parliamentarism/

1/. Today @CommonsForeign releases our damning report into Govt negligence in tackling dirty money.

Finds:

- Govt 'unwillingness to stem flow of dirty money likely to have contributed to Russia's belief that the UK is a safe haven for corrupt wealth.

What a fantastic atmosphere for the opening of the @birminghamcg22 Megastore with @RealDeniseLewis and @edjames_ in Centenary Square. The Games are now just 29 days away and excitement is growing day by day. This is Birmingham's time and we're clearly making the very most of it.

Hugely useful exchanges with @MarosSefcovic @EU_Commission in #Brussels today.

Crystal clear there's a better way forward on EU-UK deal than the disastrous Tories' Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Putin's tactics now triggering his strategic defeat as NATO expands

But now he'll weaponise everything from data to wheat to gas

Underlines how a bigger NATO must become a stronger NATO - with far more advanced hybrid warfare capabilities https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61985563

Slightly embarrassing for @trussliz that she warns of 'China extending its influence through economic coercion' - yet doesn't know how many Chinese companies the UK subjects to controls. (The answer is 1).

Our exchange @CommonsForeign 👇

Our Foreign Secretary @trussliz talks a tough game on China - but doesn't even know how many Chinese tech firms we control. That's not reassuring.

My question @CommonsForeign yesterday👇

Hugely useful exchanges with @MarosSefcovic @EU_Commission in #Brussels today.

Crystal clear there's a better way forward on EU-UK deal than the disastrous Tories' Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

"We have the policies. It’s time to tell the story," @LiamByrneMP writes as he argues that Labour must set out "not simply a catalogue of policies but a three-term shaped project" with "security for new times" at its heart: https://labourlist.org/2022/06/labour-must-set-out-a-three-term-shaped-project-with-security-at-its-heart/

The UK government is cutting aid - we could be sharing the £19 BILLION in new IMF resources we've been given.
Yet today the Foreign Secretary @trussliz :

Didn't know how much we had.
Didn't know how much we have shared.
Had NO target for what we SHOULD SHARE.

Hard to believe.

The UK government is cutting aid - we could be sharing the £19 BILLION in new IMF resources we've been given.
Yet today the Foreign Secretary @trussliz :

Didn't know how much we had.
Didn't know how much we have shared.
Had NO target for what we SHOULD SHARE.

Hard to believe.

The UK government is cutting aid - we could be sharing the £19 BILLION in new IMF resources we have.
Yet today the Foreign Secretary @trussliz:
Didn't know how much we had
Didn't know how much we have shared.
Had NO target for what we SHOULD SHARE
That's a costly lack of grip

The UK government is cutting aid - we could be sharing the £19 BILLION in new IMF resources we have.
Yet today the Foreign Secretary @trussliz:
Didn't know how much we had
Didn't know how much we have shared.
Had NO target for what we SHOULD SHARE
That's a costly lack of grip

Today @trussliz couldnt tell Foreign Affairs Committee:
- How much IMF gave us in Special Drawing Rights (£19 billion)
- How many British Iranians face death penalty in Iran
- How many Chinese firms are subject to controls (1)
- When she last talked human rights in the Gulf

Here's @liambyrnemp raising his point about 1,100 Chinese companies being under some form of US Government controls, and makes point only one (1) is subject to Govt controls in UK.

This is a point he's raises more than once in last month.

How to improve the National Security Bill in just one clause https://liambyrnemp.wordpress.com/2022/06/27/how-to-improve-the-national-security-bill-in-just-one-clause/

Nearly 200 million people now face a food crisis & that'll get worse if @antonioguterres plan to get food & fertiliser out of Ukraine fails

So we brought together MP's worldwide with @WorldBank & @IMFNews to debate stepping up the global response

https://buff.ly/3bs1dPc

Fighting inflation today is a top priority b/c, if we don't secure price stability, it would be negative for growth & incomes—affecting people’s hip pockets & families dramatically. There may be pain to successfully bringing inflation down, but over time it will benefit us all.

Great piece from David Willets ⁦@resfoundation⁩ in the ⁦@thesundaytimes⁩ on Britain's new gerontocracy

The Tories' 3 million lead amongst pensioners is the biggest fact in British politics - and the biggest hurdle to a @uklabour victory 👇 https://liambyrnemp.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/the-grey-wall-is-still-the-biggest-barrier-to-a-labour-government/

ICYMI: Almost 200 million people now face a food crisis & that'll get worse if @antonioguterres plan to get food & fertiliser out of Ukraine fails

So we brought together MP's worldwide with @WorldBank & @IMFNews to debate stepping up the global response

https://buff.ly/3bs1dPc

ICYMI: Almost 200 million people now face a food crisis & that'll get worse if @antonioguterres plan to get food & fertiliser out of Ukraine fails

So we brought together MP's worldwide with @WorldBank & @IMFNews to debate stepping up the global response

https://fb.watch/dSzOofLqWA/

.@charlesjkenny & @Morris_ScottA are bang on

The US, like UK, has unrivalled ability to generate alliances

But domestic divides between finance & foreign departments are hobbling our ability to use IFI's strategically & creatively

https://reader.foreignaffairs.com/2022/06/22/america-shouldnt-copy-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative/content.html

How do we make sure the West Midlands is Britain's capital of black enterprise? At the @ukblackbusinessshow our @westmidsforum co-chair @Ms_SThompson helped bring people to together to figure out the road map to make that happen

Huge thanks to @un Secretary General @antonioguterres for his immense work seeking to square safe passage for wheat exports from #Ukraine. Vital to assuage the coming crisis in food, fragility - and finance.

Good to catch up in #NewYork

As always, a huge pleasure to connect with @SpeakerPelosi - an alliance that is old and strong and mission critical to defending our freedoms in the 21st century

A huge thank you to @KarenPierceUK @BWoodward_UN & their teams for supporting @CommonsForeign in #WashingtonDC & @UN this week

For all our differences with Govt, we're SO grateful for such outstanding diplomats creatively, patiently advancing UK interests each & every day

.@charlesjkenny & @Morris_ScottA are bang on

The US, like UK, has unrivalled ability to generate alliances

But domestic divides between finance & foreign departments are hobbling our ability to use IFI's strategically & creatively

https://reader.foreignaffairs.com/2022/06/22/america-shouldnt-copy-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative/content.html

On #ArmedForcesDay2022 I would like to thank all of those who dedicate their lives to the service of our country in the Armed Forces - those currently serving, reservists, veterans and of course their families.

#ArmedForcesDay is a day to thank the extraordinary men and women in our Armed Forces community.

We are grateful for your professionalism, dedication, and exceptional service to our country.

Thank you!👏🏼🙏

#AFD2022🇬🇧

Today on #ArmedForcesDay, we celebrate the special service our UK Forces personnel, veterans, and their families give to our country.

From helping Britain through Covid to keeping us safe and protecting our NATO allies, Labour is deeply proud of you. Thank you.

We are currently talking to local community groups at @unityhubb in Hodge Hill in Birmingham about our funding via #TheLCF
Organised by @liambyrnemp who speaks passionately about local projects.

A hearty Congratulations to Secretary General of the Commonwealth Baroness Patricia Scotland on the re confirmation of her post by the Commonwealth Heads of Government, meeting in Kigali. With SG @PScotlandCSG , @UN DSG @AminaJMohammed, @DrTedros & @melindagates. @commonwealthsec

A huge thank you to @KarenPierceUK @BWoodward_UN & their teams for supporting @CommonsForeign in #WashingtonDC & @UN this week

For all our differences with Govt, we're SO grateful for such outstanding diplomats creatively, patiently advancing UK interests each & every day

📣 We've published over 20 pieces of written evidence to our inquiry on illicit and emerging finance

📖 Read them here: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/6495/responding-to-illicit-and-emerging-finance/publications/written-evidence/?page=1

As always, a huge pleasure to connect with @SpeakerPelosi - an alliance that is old and strong and mission critical to defending our freedoms in the 21st century

Huge thanks to @un Secretary General @antonioguterres for his immense work seeking to square safe passage for wheat exports from #Ukraine. Vital to assuage the coming crisis in food, fragility - and finance.

Good to catch up in #NewYork

Huge congratulations to @SimonLightwood - Labour’s new MP for Wakefield!

A historic victory — this city deserved a fresh start, and you delivered it.

Wakefield is the birthplace of the next Labour government.

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