Sunday, October 21, 2018

UK consumer confidence boosted slightly by wage growth and Brexit progress, survey shows

UK consumers became slightly more confident this month than they were in February, cheered by the prospect of wages inching higher, inflation easing slightly...

IMF head Christine Lagarde says euro zone leaders should create a ‘rainy day fund’

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde said on Monday euro zone leaders should set up a “rainy day fund” to help cushion...

Two planes collide on tarmac in Israel causing ‘heavy damage’

Two planes collided at Ben Gurion airport in Israel, causing "heavy damage" but no casualties. The tail end of a German aircraft crashed into the...

A bad Brexit could cripple workers’ rights

“Crippling”, “back-breaking” and a “burden”. These are all words Brexiteers Liam Fox, David Davis and Boris Johnson have used to describe EU employment regulation. Despite...

The argument for Brexit still doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

How disappointing to read “I’m a young person who voted for Brexit – and I’d do the same again today” by Benedict Spence....

Car industry issues fresh Brexit warning as one-year countdown looms

With one year to go until the UK departs the EU, the trade association for the car sector has issued a fresh ferocious...

Brexit may bring new invasive species to UK risking economic damage, say experts

Invasive plants and animals caused £2bn of damage to the UK economy last year and the problem may worsen after Brexit, conservation groups have claimed. The...

A feminist approach to international development is one way we can reduce global inequality

What kind of world is it that we are forging?  Ask the elites running it – or the 42 richest people in the world, who...

Don’t expect the EU and the UK to give up political point scoring anytime...

Brexit is confusing, and it is I am afraid going to become more so. That is partly because, as in any debate where...

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