City AM Friday 8th October – City will not remove slave owners statues & Inflation fears loom across the square mile
The City of London Corporation has U-turned on its decision to remove controversial statues of a slave owner and slave trader from its Guildhall headquarters.
The Square Mile’s local authority said the statues of Sir John Cass and William Beckford would remain in place but will have “plaques or notices placed alongside them, with contextual information about the two men’s links to slavery”.
The UK has announced it will soon begin preparations to land a post-Brexit trade deal with the six Middle Eastern countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
International trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan today launched a 14-week consultation on what businesses would like to see in a trade deal before formal negotiations start next year.