These are the funniest tweets from the UK protests against Donald Trump’s travel banThese are the funniest tweets from the UK protests against Donald Trump’s travel ban

Some people were not cool with how TV and reality have started to blurNewcastle upon Tyne, right now #StandUpToTrump (@charltonbrooker) pic.twitter.com/yC2ovlOoHY— Harry Hardy (@JHenryHardy) January 30, 2017​But others wished our favourite film characters would take the helm Read more: Now Ford has spoken out against Donald Trump’s travel ban Last night, Londoners protested against Trump outside 10 Downing Street, but campaigners also filled the city centres of Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, York, Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge.Here are the best signs and tweets from the demonstrations:Trump, of course, was pummelled with abuse More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org But one important public figure was left out of the action These are the funniest tweets from the UK protests against Donald Trump’s travel ban Tuesday 31 January 2017 9:23 am But the Cambridge protest seemed more civilised Scotland was true to form as well Creatives were out in force whatsapp Tens of thousands of people took to the streets last night to protest against US President Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from seven Middle Eastern countries.Controversy has brewed in the UK over whether Trump should come on a state visit. He has been invited, but more than one million people have signed a petition saying the invite should be revoked. whatsapp History was, of course, a big theme Share Helen Cahill read more

Government warns of no-deal Brexit hit to financial services including higher card payment costsGovernment warns of no-deal Brexit hit to financial services including higher card payment costs

Data reporting service providers Government warns of no-deal Brexit hit to financial services including higher card payment costs Financial services customers could see “increased costs and slower processing times” for euro payments in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government said today amid a barrage of warnings that business across the City and the broader economy could grind to a halt.The government today published technical notices covering the possible consequences of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 24 areas as diverse as the nuclear industry, the transport of blood across borders, and the effects on farming. whatsapp Thursday 23 August 2018 11:30 am Trade repositories The government has introduced a Temporary Permissions Regime (TPR) that will allow firms from the EU to continue to passport into the UK for up to three years after exit, a deadline of 29 March 2022. The three-year period will “give firms the necessary time to adjust”, the notice says.New temporary regimes will also apply to electronic money and payment institutions, registered account information service providers, and European funds marketed in the EU, the notices say.The government has also committed to legislate to protect the status of financial contracts outside the scope of the TPR, a major concern flagged by the Bank of England.Other forthcoming legislation will provide for ongoing regulation of: For financial services, the government acknowledged a widespread collapse in cross-border trade if no deal is reached and trade defaults to World Trade Organisation terms, although it said firms “should continue to plan on the basis that an implementation period will be in place from March 2019 to December 2020”.The notices warn of a breakdown in services affecting a large proportion of the City – from banks, to clearing houses, to credit ratings agencies – despite repeatedly stating the government’s commitment to working with the EU on solutions.Banks and other big financial firms in many cases have already moved jobs or applied for authorisations within the EU to protect against the possibility of no deal. Nevertheless, today’s notices represent the most explicit statement by the government of the risks posed by a chaotic departure from the EU.UK-based retail banks and investment banks will not be able to provide services to European clients “in the absence of action from the EU”, the financial services notice said. Investment banks “may be unable to service existing cross-border contracts” if no arrangement is reached.Payment services providers, including retail banks and payments firms, could be kicked out of central payments systems such as Target2 and the Single Euro Payments Area, meaning the cost of card payments between the UK and the EU will “likely increase” and a ban on extra card charges will also lapse. Depositaries for authorised funds Jasper Jolly Central securities depositories Credit rating agencies Systems currently under the Settlement Finality Directive Share whatsapp read more

Aquis Exchange grows market share and revenue as it disrupts European trading marketAquis Exchange grows market share and revenue as it disrupts European trading market

first_img Tags: Trading Archive Tuesday 25 September 2018 4:35 pm whatsapp Aquis Exchange grows market share and revenue as it disrupts European trading market He added: “It’s compelling offer to traders, which combines good liquidity with market-leading low levels of toxicity.”The platform launched in 2012 as a competitor to exchanges such as the London Stock Exchange and Cboe Europe.Traders are charged based on message traffic and aggressive traders are banned from using the exchange.Haynes said his pioneering subscription-based approach was the “model of the future” when it came to exchanges and that it provided greater transparency.He said: “We have to get more business from our current clients as well but these things take time – it took ten years for Netflix to over take Blockbuster, and the same with Amazon. Callum Keown Read more: Activist Hohn reduces stake in London Stock Exchange Group“It’s also about getting new customers – we don’t want to put a target on the market share but want to continue the strong momentum we have, and it will be significantly higher.The company also licenses and sells trading technology, such as crypto and security token exchange technology to third parties, through its Aquis Technologies brand.The technology arm increased revenue by 112 per cent to £300,000 for the six months to 30 June and it has since signed an agreement with crypto exchange Archax.center_img   Pan-European share trading platform Aquis Exchange increased revenue by 54 per cent in its first results since listing in London earlier this year. whatsapp Share The subscription-based equities exchange has also reached a 3 per cent share of the European continuous trading market and told City A.M. it was aiming for “significantly higher” as it looked to capitalise on its momentum.Revenue climbed to £1.5m in the six months to 30 June from £1m the previous year and underlying earnings were also up to £1.8m from £1.5m.Read more: Trading platform Aquis Exchange to set up Paris hub to prepare for BrexitChief executive Alasdair Haynes said more than €1bn was now being traded on the exchange every day.He said: “People are now starting to understand our subscription pricing and accepting it as a business model.last_img read more

Brexit deal still possible within 48 hours, says Cabinet Office minister David LidingtonBrexit deal still possible within 48 hours, says Cabinet Office minister David Lidington

first_img Lidington said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the prospects of negotiators striking a deal in the next two days, but warned that while it was possible, it was “not at all definite”.Meanwhile, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt told Reuters that while the UK and EU have reached agreement on 95 per cent of Brexit deal, “we don’t have a solution yet”.“Both sides draw encouragement from the fact that so much has been agreed,” he said. “The figure 95 per cent has been used and that’s probably accurate. The five per cent is a difficult five per cent though so we don’t know when it’s going to be possible to conclude those negotiations.”I remain confident that there is a solution possible but this is the final critical period.”The biggest obstacle to a Brexit deal remains the question of how to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. EU negotiators rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s suggestion that the UK could choose to withdraw from a temporary customs union with the bloc over the weekend.Markets expressed fresh uncertainty over Brexit yesterday, with sterling dipping by almost one per cent.May said yesterday that talks are entering their “endgame”, but said the negotiations were proving “immensely difficult”.“We are working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress on the remaining issues in the withdrawal agreement, which are significant,” she said.The EU wants to see a proposed deal by the end of tomorrow in order to commit to a special Brexit summit of EU leaders before the end of November. Joe Curtis whatsapp A Brexit deal may still be achieved within the next 48 hours, according to a government minister.Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told Radio 4’s Today programme that “we are almost within touching distance now” this morning. Brexit deal still possible within 48 hours, says Cabinet Office minister David Lidington Share Tuesday 13 November 2018 9:06 am More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp Cabinet members are set to meet to discuss what that deal will look like today, but City A.M. understands that some ministers have not yet received a copy of the agenda for the meeting, which one described as “definitely unusual”.Meanwhile, Labour plans to force a binding vote today demanding the government to publish legal advice on the withdrawal agreement when a deal is ready to be presented to parliament. Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Hermes Investment Management steps up Dublin presence in no-deal Brexit contingency planningHermes Investment Management steps up Dublin presence in no-deal Brexit contingency planning

first_img Jessica Clark Share Monday 14 January 2019 11:53 am Hermes Investment Management steps up Dublin presence in no-deal Brexit contingency planning Hermes Investment Management has stepped up its presence in Ireland to mitigate against the risks posed by Brexit, the company announced today.The City-headquartered firm has set up an Irish management company, saying its mitigation activities have been based on the presumption of a “hard Brexit” without any transitional arrangements. Read more: 60 per cent of asset management firms ‘preparing for hard Brexit’The company, which has £36bn of assets under management, is the latest to set up a presence in the European Union.Today’s announcement follows investment firm Pantheon’s decision to establish a five-strong team in Dublin and comes as MPs prepare to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal tomorrow. Carol Mahon, former Fidelity International life insurance Ireland chief executive, will join the company as head of Ireland and will be joined by head of Ireland investment Aoifinn Devitt.Hermes Investment Management chief executive Saker Nusseibeh said: “Since the referendum in 2016, we have always planned for a ‘hard Brexit’. We recognised early on that we had to make appropriate contingency plans in the absence of certainty, in order to ensure, to the extent possible, that we remain able to manage our clients’ assets in line with their expectations of us. Read more: Jobs will stay in City after Brexit, says top asset manager“Hermes has ten years of investment management activities and service provider relationships in Ireland, with our UCITS range domiciled there. Given this, and our European business growth, we have taken the Brexit opportunity to bolster our presence in Ireland with the establishment of a management company to lead the management of Hermes’ European product offering and facilitate distribution to European clients.“Moreover, the addition of such experienced, knowledgeable and skilled professionals as Carol and Aoifinn, will not only help us transition through Brexit effectively but deepen our footprint in Europe and ensure that we are providing best in class service to our clients.” center_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Asset management Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

From truffle trees to sunken treasure, beware of unregulated investments in your pensionFrom truffle trees to sunken treasure, beware of unregulated investments in your pension

first_imgHowever, Taylor explains that the FCA expects Sipp operators to properly vet underlying investments schemes and conduct appropriate due diligence. The law firm reckons that we could see tighter regulation around Sipps as early as this year, and perhaps even a complete ban on retail investors being allowed to invest in non-standard assets.Distress signalsBut the question now is why some Sipp operators are not being more stringent. “Unfortunately, some Sipp providers have built books of business very quickly, but on loose foundations,” says Stephen McPhillips, technical sales director at Dentons Pension Management.“They will have been approached by promoters of unregulated investments, promising to introduce dozens of new clients a month if they can hold the asset in their Sipp.” McPhillips says a number of providers have built their business on very low-cost terms in an effort to scale as quickly as possible.Several Sipp providers went bust last year after grappling with problems, and McPhillips admits that this reflects badly on the industry as a whole. “Clearly, it is not a good situation for clients and their advisers to find themselves in. However, for providers who have had robust processes in place and which have sound business models, there is a bright future.”McPhillips thinks Sipps will remain popular, and suggests one of the reasons why consolidation has been limited is because responsible providers have been unwilling to take on books of “toxic” or “distressed” assets. In fact, the Financial Ombudsman Service told City A.M. about a range of unusual pension investments that consumers have complained about. These include buying shares in businesses that trace sunken shipwrecks in the hope of recovering treasure, purchasing burial plots with a promised return on investment when the plot is sold, and investing in trees that are sprayed with chemicals to encourage the growth of truffles.Meanwhile, the number of Sipp complaints lodged with the Ombudsman doubled to 2,051 in the 2017/18 tax year, up from 1,025 in the previous year. Upheld complaints have also surged, increasing by 65 per cent between the second quarter of 2018 and the same period in 2017. Surely these are glaring signs that all is not well.Double-edged swordThe flexibility offered through Sipps can be a double-edged sword, says Thornton Wells from wealth management firm Mattioli Woods, pointing out that issues usually arise when investors don’t take suitable advice or have insufficient knowledge.Indeed, some customers might not be fully aware of the huge risks they are taking with their savings through unregulated schemes. And what’s worse is that unadvised investors can’t seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if an unregulated scheme collapses.The issue is made more complicated by the fact that Sipp operators are not ultimately responsible for recommendations given by third-party financial advisers. Share From truffle trees to sunken treasure, beware of unregulated investments in your pension Self-invested personal pensions, or Sipps, give us the freedom to invest in what we want.But while this DIY approach to pensions appeals to many investors, there are mounting concerns that some Sipp providers are doing customers a disservice by allowing inexperienced investors to allocate their savings to unsuitable schemes. Tags: FCA Pensions Tax “So, there is a future for Sipp providers, but it will be a small number of high quality, well-structured, and profitable businesses that dominate the market and continue to grow.”But what’s positive is that much-needed change is underway. Indeed, Wells says there is now divergence in the Sipp market, with the majority choosing to restrict flexibility to regulated investment offerings, while others continue to offer full flexibility, and have increased regulatory due diligence and capital adequacy responsibilities.Tips to avoid toxic assetsIn the meantime, if you have a Sipp or are thinking of getting one, how do you make sure that you are investing in suitable assets?First, unless you are fully aware of the risks, avoid unregulated schemes.Second, watch out for warning signs like a lack of transparency, highly complex structures, obscure global jurisdictions, and lack of liquidity.Third, a Sipp should be a small part of your entire pension pot, so don’t put all of your retirement savings into one – and certainly avoid putting all your Sipp funds in a single asset class. Also remember that if an investment sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Meanwhile, Wells says that Sipp providers should assess a client’s suitability by taking into account factors such as previous investment experience, wider wealth, timescales to retirement (particularly with illiquid investments), and how the investor came across the proposed investment.In time, the promoters of toxic unregulated investments will find it increasingly difficult to find a home for their business – particularly if investors are clued up about the risks. center_img whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAffluent TimesLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonAffluent Timesmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal Pastbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteabley Katherine Denham Wednesday 23 January 2019 11:22 am Liberty Sipp is the latest provider to come under fire. According to law firm, Anthony Philip James & Co (APJ), up to 560 people have lost a total of £12m after investing in unregulated investment schemes through Sipps offered by Liberty.The schemes in question invested in overseas carbon credits, which are permits giving businesses the right to emit carbon dioxide. And while investors are told that these credits can be traded for money, most don’t make any profit.This is just one example of a wider problem – because, while many Sipp providers only offer standard regulated assets, other operators are still accepting unregulated assets that have no intrinsic value, and are at odds with the basic premise of providing a stable income later in life.As Glyn Taylor, financial mis-selling solicitor at APJ, points out: “If investments are high-risk or illiquid, they may be inconsistent with the purpose of the Sipp, which is to provide a pension at retirement.”Weird and not so wonderfulThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued specific warnings about carbon credits over the years, but unregulated investment schemes come in different shapes and sizes.last_img read more

President of Slovenia backs Brexit extension, adding ‘a lot’ more EU states would do the samePresident of Slovenia backs Brexit extension, adding ‘a lot’ more EU states would do the same

first_img whatsapp Alex Daniel Saturday 2 March 2019 2:02 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting Factorbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan Times whatsapp Tags: Brexit President of Slovenia backs Brexit extension, adding ‘a lot’ more EU states would do the same Read more: EU ready to give UK more guarantees Irish backstop is temporaryOn Saturday morning, President Borut Pahor said: “I think Slovenia and a lot of other countries would say yes [to an extension]. Nobody wants to see a hard Brexit in any kind of chaotic way.“I think that extension of time would be an option,” Pahor told Sky News.Yesterday it emerged the European Union is prepared to offer more guarantees to the UK that the Irish border backstop is only intended to be temporary with less than two weeks until parliament vote on May’s deal.Read more: Michel Barnier warns no-deal Brexit remains possible Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com The bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has labelled the backstop as an “insurance” but has moved to try and ease fears by reiterating that it would not be permanent.MPs have expressed fears the backstop could keep the UK tied to EU regulations for years after Brexit, leading to May’s deal being overwhelmingly rejected by parliament in January. The President of Slovenia has said his country and many others in the EU would be open to an extension of the Brexit leaving date.Prime Minister Theresa may this week said MPs would get a vote over whether to ask for an extension to Britain’s March 29 exit date for more negotiation if her revised Brexit deal is rejected this month.last_img read more

UK manufacturing output growth slumps to weakest level since May 2018, survey revealsUK manufacturing output growth slumps to weakest level since May 2018, survey reveals

first_img whatsapp Read more: BMW flashes warning lights as mounting costs hit forecastsYet the survey, which asked 358 manufacturers about the state of their businesses, found that total order books – meaning the number of domestic and export orders – weakened slightly in the three months to March compared to the three months to February.In terms of output, mechanical engineering, paper, printing and media, and motor vehicles and transport equipment sub-sectors were the main drags on growth. The food, drink and tobacco, chemicals, and metal manufacture sub-sectors registered relatively strong growth rates.A new question in the survey asked manufacturers how Brexit uncertainty was affecting them. A quarter of respondents reported stockpiling, while others mentioned uncertainty depressing investment and demand, and making it more difficult to obtain orders.Anna Leach, head of economic intelligence at the CBI, said: “The manufacturing sector has slowed again this month and is now barely growing.” Harry Robertson UK manufacturing output growth slumps to weakest level since May 2018, survey reveals Manufacturing output growth in Britain over the past three months was at its weakest level since May 2018, with businesses pointing the finger at Brexit, a new survey has shown.However, companies reported that their export order books grew compared to the three months to February and remain above the long term average, according to the latest industrial trends survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Share Wednesday 20 March 2019 11:45 am whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive “Brexit uncertainty is one of the biggest threats to growth in the UK manufacturing sector – both current and future – as firms prioritise stockpiling goods over investing in the future of their business,” she said.Group director of INEOS and chair of the CBI manufacturing council, Tom Crotty, said: “Manufacturers are in despair at the unacceptable failure of politicians to end the Brexit impasse.”On the export growth revealed in the survey he said: “UK manufacturers continue to be supported by the lower level of sterling. However, the recent slowing in global economic momentum means that there will be less support for the UK manufacturing sector from external demand.”Read more: Britain’s trade gap widens as exports to EU fallEarlier this month it was revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that Britain’s global trade in goods deficit had widened to £38bn. Despite an increase in exports, goods imports had grown further, causing the deficit to grow by £1.6bn with European Union countries and £0.8bn with non-EU countries.Today’s CBI survey showed that manufacturers expect output to grow at a somewhat faster pace in the coming quarter, with 29 per cent predicting growth and 22 per cent a decline. last_img read more

Poll: Voters would punish Tories for Brexit delay at European parliamentary electionsPoll: Voters would punish Tories for Brexit delay at European parliamentary elections

first_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Poll: Voters would punish Tories for Brexit delay at European parliamentary elections His former party, meanwhile, would win 7.5 per cent of votes and the Liberal Democrats would score 8.1 per cent of the public’s support.However, turnout would be extremely low, with just 35.2 per cent of the 2,000 respondents telling Hanbury they would definitely vote in the elections next month.And Tory voters showed the most reluctance to take part, with 12 per cent saying they were extremely unlikely to vote, compared to 6.4 per cent of Labour voters.“The Brexit party and Change UK – new challenger parties at either extreme of the Brexit debate are likely to do well, allowing them to secure a foothold in elected national politics,” added Newman.“Nearly half of Leave voters said they were likely to support the Brexit party and a third of Remain voters Change UK.” whatsapp whatsapp While May wants a short delay, European Council president Donald Tusk has suggested the EU would only consider a longer, 12-month delay, though the UK could pull out early if it approves a deal.Read more: Cross-party Brexit talks abandoned until after EU summitCurrently the UK is on track to leave the EU without a deal this Friday, 12 April. Voters would punish the Conservatives for failing to pull the UK out of the EU before the elections on 23 May, with fewer than one in four opting for the party, the poll for Open Europe found.Meanwhile Labour would take in a massive 38 per cent of the vote, compared to Theresa May’s party’s 23 per cent.Open Europe director Henry Newman said: “Right across the EU, European elections are seen by voters as an opportunity to register a protest.“Assuming Brexit is further delayed and the UK is forced to hold elections for new MEPs, those elections will give the public a chance to send a message on Brexit.“These early results suggest that Labour are on track for a strong performance in the European elections, with the Conservative vote significantly squeezed.”center_img Wednesday 10 April 2019 9:29 am Joe Curtis Share The Tories would be hit hard in European parliamentary elections if they are held in the UK as part of another delay to Brexit, according to a poll released today.Read more: British voters want a rule-breaking leader to reform Westminster Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is currently locked in cross-party Brexit talks with Downing Street as May seeks a deal that would find broad support across parliament.The Prime Minister is also busy seeking a short delay to Brexit to the end of June, meaning the UK would take part in MEP elections three years after voting to leave the EU.Anger over her failure to secure a Brexit deal that can pass through parliament may be reflected at the polls, the research conducted by Hanbury Strategy suggests.Read more: Tories must move to centre ground to attract young voters, study saysFrustration at the Prime Minister’s decision to seek a softer Brexit with Labour could translate to 10 per cent of voters supporting Nigel Farage’s Brexit party after the former Ukip leader signalled his intention to stand as a candidate. Tags: Brexit Donald Tusk Jeremy Corbyn Nigel Farage People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Churchill knew that design was crucial to Britain’s global future – and so should weChurchill knew that design was crucial to Britain’s global future – and so should we

first_img Tags: Brexit Share Tuesday 14 May 2019 7:05 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndo Sarah Weir City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Another crucial barrier we must overcome is the widespread misconception that design is just a way to make something look nicer, rather than a discipline that can help businesses work better, be more productive, and employ more people.Yes, design can make an aesthetic impact. But at its core, it is about pursuing a better outcome than what’s currently available. It’s about finding new ways to do things more efficiently and more effectively, which can have huge pay-offs right across the economy.Churchill realised this back in the 1940s, and so did Attlee. And today, though we’re now known simply as the Design Council, our founding principles remains the same.Whatever may happen with Brexit, leaders in business and government must realise the potential of design to boost economic growth. It worked. Even after an election the following year, Clement Attlee’s government continued to develop the Council, realising the value of design to the economy.The widespread macroeconomic uncertainty facing Britain now is thankfully not the result of a war, but today’s businesses are experiencing similar upheaval and uncertainty about the future. We’ve reached another 1944 moment, and once again we need to start investing in design to ensure that we don’t lose out in post-Brexit Europe.The design economy generated £85.2bn in gross value added to the UK in 2016, growing 52 per cent since 2009. A recent McKinsey study showed that businesses that embraced design generated 32 per cent more revenue and 56 per cent more shareholder returns than rivals over a five-year period.Here in London, the design industry turned over £39.9bn in 2015, and employed 1.69m people.Yet design is hugely underestimated in terms of its power to drive economic growth. With Britain focused on entering new markets and forging new trade deals, this is a worrying oversight. Opinion Churchill knew that design was crucial to Britain’s global future – and so should we whatsapp We need to ensure that the world views the UK as a leader in the excellent design of services, systems, processes, and products. At the moment, despite our prowess, this just isn’t the case.One of the key barriers is that good design is often invisible. It extends right the way across the economy, horizontally rather than vertically, making its impact very difficult for decision-makers to see.For instance, a lot was made of the recent news that art and culture contribute more to the economy that agriculture.But what people failed to consider is that good design – whether of a new museum building, online portal, video game, or piece of farming machinery – underpins the success and effectiveness of both of these industries, and just about every sector of the economy.At the moment, design comes under the government’s business, enterprise and industrial strategy department. But in reality, design feeds into every government department: from transport, trade and defence, to education, health, and work and pensions. In 1944, when the UK was facing extremely uncertain times, Winston Churchill’s government founded the Council of Industrial Design.The plan was to invest heavily in design to ensure that we were making the best quality products that would allow us to win major industrial contracts in post-war Europe.last_img read more