Mark Carney: Bank of England Future Forum 2017

Opening remarks by Mr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, at the St. George's Hall, Liverpool, 16 November 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

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19 December 2017

Good afternoon.  Welcome to the Bank of England's Future Forum to everyone here in beautiful St George's Hall, and to those viewing on our webcast.  

My colleagues and I are delighted to be here in Merseyside.  It's been three decades since I first visited. Back then, I discovered my favourite band the Lightning Seeds, who would later pen England's football anthem.  

We'll learn next year whether the Three Lions can end what's become fifty years of hurt.

1987 was the Life of Riley for local football.  Everton and Liverpool were top of the tables, with the Toffees beating the Reds to win the Championship - sadly their most recent of their 9 titles.