Four graphs that tell the story of jobs during the Obama administration – as Donald Trump prepares to be President

Yet one of the ironies of Trump’s campaign is that Barack Obama has presided over an almost complete recovery in the US jobs market – with one vital exception.Obama took office on 20 January 2009 and immediately had to start fighting the global financial crisis. These four graphs tell the story of jobs under Obama to mark the final non-farms payroll release of his eight-year tenure.The unemployment rateFew economic numbers are more important, and in few major economies has the recovery from the financial crisis been so complete. The unemployment rate stood at 4.6 per cent in August 2007 under George W. Bush.It soared during the crisis, but has since steadily fallen back to the same sustained level at the end of 2016. A deep crisis did not turn into a lasting depression. Total employmentAs unemployment soared in 2008 the total number of employed workers plummeted to 138m, out of the total population at that time of 306m.Yet in the seven years since the US has got back on track, with the number of Americans in employment finally surpassing 2007 levels in 2014. Since then the number has continued to rise almost without interruption. Jasper Jolly Labour force participationAnd yet Trump still won the presidency. With the jobs market threatening to reach full employment – where workers are being used in the most efficient way possible – the level of economic disillusion might be puzzling.The graph that offers one of the most likely explanations is the labour force participation. By this measure, the last decade has been disastrous for the US – and Trump’s campaign seized on it as their concrete measure of US economic decline.If the US President were elected by the labour force alone things might have been different, but politicians everywhere will see the lesson here: focusing on headline rates doesn’t necessarily win elections. Friday 6 January 2017 4:29 pm Four graphs that tell the story of jobs during the Obama administration – as Donald Trump prepares to be President Wage growth Wage growth suffered a pronounced dip as the financial crisis took hold – which is hardly surprising.However, in the latter half of Obama’s presidency wage growth has started to trend higher, but still remains below the levels the US worker had been accustomed to over decades. whatsapp US President-elect Donald Trump will come to office in two weeks’ time with the promise to “create a dynamic booming economy that will create 25 million new jobs over the next decade.” He might struggle.So far this has mostly taken the shape of tweeting at various companies planning to outsource production jobs to other countries, with a protectionist mix of tariff stick and tax giveaway carrot used to make companies an offer they can’t refuse. whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndo read more

Luxembourg doesn’t want to steal London’s finance crown

whatsapp Luxembourg doesn’t want to steal London’s finance crown whatsapp Most Swiss banks have set up in Luxembourg, using it as their hub for funds and wealth management for EU clients, leveraging a number of services that have remained at their corporate headquarters in Zurich or Geneva.Whatever happens over the next few months and years, Luxembourg firmly believes that London will remain one of the world’s great financial centres and wants to maintain our close co-operation with the City. We are a partner – not a rival.Read more: Britain must be tough but empathetic toward the EU to secure a good BrexitWhat is clear though is that Britain’s decision to leave the EU is likely to result in some financial institutions having to move parts of their operations from London, especially if a so-called Hard Brexit policy is pursued and no parallel trade agreement quickly agreed.So it should be of little surprise that a number of banks, insurance companies and asset managers have reached out to us about relocating some activities to Luxembourg, attracted by the country’s stable economy, sound business approach and the fact it ranks second in the EU after London in the Global Financial Centres’ Index. But this does not mean that they will be moving their main or entire operation from London. If a week is a long time in politics, then seven months is practically a lifetime.That is how much time has elapsed, of course, since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and we are now finally learning what Theresa May and her government want from the complex negotiations that are set to follow the triggering of Article 50 early this year. Tuesday 24 January 2017 4:15 am Nicolas Mackel Employment in Luxembourg has grown over 50 per cent over the past two decades, compared to an EU average of 20 per cent, and those that do move can be assured that they will be coming to the most multi-lingual country in Europe.Read more: EU’s chief Brexit negotiator wants “special” ties to the CityLuxembourg has always attracted a high concentration of international financial professionals, and the country is not only a great place to do business, it is also a great place to live. This was reflected in Mercer’s quality of living survey, which ranked Luxembourg City as the safest city in the world, with a separate ranking by ECA International revealing that its cost of living is lower than in central London, Paris, Berlin or Brussels.For decades, Luxembourg has developed a symbiotic relationship with London’s financial industry, and while we respect the decision of the British people to leave the EU, we want to continue doing business with London. We have absolutely no wish to see London diminished.Others may try to steal your crown. But for us, it is all about maintaining an efficient financial services industry to allow it to fully serve its primary purpose – financing the real economy and creating economic growth. Share The Prime Minister accepts that her government’s version of Brexit means that Britain must leave the Single Market, a move that has already led to warnings that financial institutions are going to up sticks and leave London for destinations like Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Paris and Dublin.The reality is, however, that long before Brexit, banks and other financial institutions set up a network of hubs across Europe and the wider world. They are global and do not have one centre of operation.Read more: Boring Dublin and provincial Frankfurt won’t steal London’s finance crownInstead, they have many and choose to employ staff where it is most efficient for them to do so. Take, for example, German, French and Swiss banks; they don’t just have offices in their own markets, they choose to locate activities in London because of the depth of expertise available there.Just like London has its strengths, other financial centres also have their specialisms. Luxembourg already acts as a hub for investment funds, wealth management firms and corporate finance, and enables investors to connect with different markets thanks to its unique expertise in cross-border services. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsSportPirateMeet The Woman Catherine Bell Is Dating At 52SportPirateMaternity WeekAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongMaternity WeekFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health read more

Electronic broker’s boss doesn’t know what is Nex after success of Trump rally

Wednesday 15 February 2017 9:22 am Electronic broker’s boss doesn’t know what is Nex after success of Trump rally whatsapp Oliver Gill More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share The electronic markets and post trade business of Icap was rebranded as Nex at the same time.Although Nex was boosted by currency tailwinds – on a reported basis, revenues were up 26 per cent for the quarter – Spencer was not getting carried away.He said: whatsapp It is still too early to assume with any confidence that the previous and prolonged period of subdued market conditions has come to a permanent end; indeed volumes in January were generally more muted. Trumped-up earnings at Nex, the fancy new name of financial broker of Icap, were not enough to stop its share price from sliding over two per cent this morning. Group revenue was up 11 per cent in the three months to the end of December on a constant currency basis, meaning its nine month performance was up four per cent.Read more: TP Icap closes first deal of ambitious growth plan”After Trump’s election victory we benefited from an increase in trading activity as market participants considered the impact of potential policy changes on bond and foreign exchange markets,” said Michael Spencer, Nex’s chief executive.Icap sold its voice broking and information division to Tullett Prebon in deal worth £1.3bn at the end of 2016. This led to the newly merged entity changing its name to TP Icap. Competition authorities signed off the deal on the basis that the two firms would continue to operate independently of one another.Read more: This high-profile City boss just sold his shares in new company TP Icap read more

Budget 2017 UK predictions: What you can expect from the chancellor’s Spring Budget

It’s that time of year again: the chancellor is getting set to dust off his little red box and deliver the Spring Budget.It’s the last one we’ll see at  this time of year, as Philip Hammond decided to move the major announcements to an Autumn Statement schedule.  Tuesday 7 March 2017 8:00 am Lynsey Barber whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAds5G Cell Phone Deals – Free Phones & Unlimited DataAdsManuka FeedThis is What Will Happen When You Eat Avocados Every DayManuka FeedHistory Daily{Nature) Photographers Didn’t Expect To Capture These PicsHistory DailyCar Buyer Class, LLCBeware The Simple Mistakes When Buying A Car Now | Car Buyer ClassCar Buyer Class, LLCTip ParentsSeeing Gwen Stefani With No Makeup Will Make You Skip LunchTip Parentsbest10 prohibited foods to regulate blood sugarbestY-Jesus.comJesus’s Resurrection was a Reality. Here’s WhyY-Jesus.comRecetas Get5 Early Warning Cancer SymptomsRecetas GetDID U KNOW ReviewsUnsold 2018 SUVs Going for Pennies on the Dollar: Great For SeniorsDID U KNOW Reviews Budget 2017 UK predictions: What you can expect from the chancellor’s Spring Budget More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com It’s likely to be a more staid affair from “spreadsheet Phil” rather than a big bonanza of giveaways. The chancellor spoke of “fiscal discipline” as Britain heads towards Brexit negotiations just weeks away from triggering Article 50.What are we expecting? Here’s everything we know for certain so far…Grammar schoolsFresh funding for schools will be unveiled, creating 70,000 new places. The government is promising £320m for 140 new free schools – those run by local communities and parents and other groups – with many expectd to be selective with Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to lift the ban on grammar schools.More cash will be earmarked for rebuilding and refurbishing existing schools to the tune of £216m.Price of cigarettesAn “effective floor” on cigarette prices will be set following the minimum excise tax (MET) set out by Hammond’s predecessor George Osborne last year. The tobacco industry could be forced to put up prices of its cheapest brands if it is higher. This is likely to be in addition to increased duty on a packet.In for a penny: keep up with today’s Budget – sign up to City A.M.’s emails for the latest, sent straight to your inboxSocial care whatsapp Share More people are working for themselves than ever before – nearly 5m – resulting in less cash going to the TreasurySeveral reports suggest a three pence hike on national insurance is being considered by Hammond, bringing contributions in line with that paid by employed workers.What else could be up Hammond’s sleeve? Here’s what might be on the table…Price of a pintA freeze on beer duty is highly likely going by the previous years of frezes. Alcohol industry groups are in fact calling for Hammond to make a cut in the light of Brexit putting pressure on prices.Price of fuelFuel duty is likely to remain frozen after Hammond did just that in the Autumn Statement last year making it the seventh consecutive year without a rise. The price of fuel was up 17 per cent in January, signalling a potential squeeze on household spending as inflation in general was on the up. The chancellor is unlikely to want to add to that.Business rates Hammond is expected to promise £1.3bn for social care which is increasingly under pressure as a result of local government cuts. According to the Sun, the injection of cash is not a “sticking plaster”, but a short-term plan while the government works on a longer term solution.Getting young people into higher skilled jobsNon-academic training for those in education after the age of 16 is a bit of a minefield. Hammond has now promised £500m a year to get things in order, and make sure young people are getting into skilled work and prepared for the so-called fourth industrial revolution.”We will take further action to give our young people the training they need to access the highly skilled and highly paid jobs of the future. Not only is this vital for them as individuals, it is vital for British business, too. All the leading business organisations consistently tell me that access to highly skilled workers is the key prerequisite for Britain’s future economic success,” said Hammond writing in the Sunday Times.Find out more about the “T-Levels” shake-up.Better consumer protection when it comes to subscription feesEver signed up for a free trial for something? Found yourself then getting charged for it even though you didn’t want it? From Gym membership to Netflix or Amazon subscriptions, plans for a consultation on the matter will be announced on Wednesday, helping protect consumers from falling into such traps.Tax hike for the self-employed The serious pushback from business over the hike in rates in April – the biggest in years – could trigger the government to hand out some support – businesses across the UK are certainly calling for it. The CBI wants a switch from rates calculated on the Retail Price Index to the lower Consumer Price Index. We’ll see whether the chancellor will capitulate, or whether he may instead offer other brief respites to sweeten the blow. Communities secretary Sajid Javid has said he is working on more support which will be announced in the Budget.Stamp dutyA major shake up of stamp duty was first announced in 2014.It has hit the highest priced pads hardest, dampening demand in prime central London locations, but, the majority of first-time buyers now pay stamp duty, as rising house prices put them above the £125,000 bracket. The number paying is now at a 10 year high according to Halifax.Some in the industry are calling for the 12 per cent rate on homes over £1.5m to be reviewed too. There hasn’t yet been any hint of action from the Treasury on this, but it can’t be ruled out.PensionsAnalysts think Hammond could return to pensions reforms this Spring, although, that could be an unpopular moveFormer pensions minister Steven Webb, who’s now director of policy at Royal London, thinks there is still room for manoeuvre based on HMRC figures to reduce pensions tax relief.We’re likely to see more detail on the money purchase annual allowance – the amount of cash drawn from a pension which can be saved tax free – which is due to fall from £10,000 to £4,000 in April. Many are calling for this to be postponed and rethought since it flies in the face of the general move towards more pension freedoms. Whether that happens remains to be seen and the Treasury has remained tight-lipped.The triple-lock for state pensions guaranteeing a rise at the highest of either the rate of inflation, average earnings or 2.5 per cent was kept by Hammond in the Autumn Statement. And while a change to it this Spring would likely raise more for the government to spend on much-needed social care, it would be a hugely unpopular move.Read more on what the industry thinks is up for grabs when it comes to pensions in the Spring Budget.Rural broadband boostThe government is considering how to boost broadband connectivity in rural areas, and that could come in the form of vouchers worth £3,000 for small businesses to spend on it, according to the Telegraph. read more

To win the Brexit prize, ditch Chequers and go back to the drawing board

first_img Share Instead, we need to return to earlier government proposals – and indeed EU offers – of an advanced free trade agreement. We can build on what has been done before, but will be able to achieve more, as Britain will be in the unique position of starting off with identical regulations on day one of Brexit.There is a substantial Brexit prize available to the UK if it is able to improve its own regulatory system, sign trade deals with other countries, and help work towards greater global liberalisation in areas that matter most.And to that end, we must proceed with Brexit with the attitude that seizing the opportunities of leaving the EU are at least as important as mitigating the costs.Right now, that’s not what the Chequers plan offers. It’s time to go back to the drawing board – and to the Lancaster House speech.Read more: UK ‘would be mad’ to restrict flow of scientists after Brexit But since January 2017, our heads appear to be bowed down. This summer, the country seems to have been visibly shaken by threats of planes not flying, medicines missing from shelves, and food becoming more expensive.Read more: Government lifts lid on more Brexit no deal planningThe government is facing an uphill battle against its pro-EU opponents. Those in the European Commission and their witting and unwitting allies in this country, who want the UK to remain in the customs union and Single Market as a rule-taker, only need to sow confusion.The government, meanwhile, has to come up with a policy that works and delivers a successful Brexit.This is not a fair fight. Friday 14 September 2018 8:31 am In all the confusion and turbulence that has accompanied the negotiations with the EU in recent months, we seem to have forgotten the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech, and in particular its important reference to what Theresa May called the Brexit “prize”.That prize must include the ability to improve our own domestic economy: by controlling and improving the UK’s regulatory and trading environment, strengthening our trade relationships across the world (not merely in the EU), and playing our part as a major trading nation. Shanker Singham center_img whatsapp We are therefore lurching towards the revealed preference of the EU, in which the UK is locked into some variant of the customs union, therefore rendering it impossible for us to execute an independent trade and regulatory policy.Many have said that there is no alternative to the road we are marching down, forgetting that, like mice in a maze, we are trapped in the EU’s negotiating mandate and locked onto a battlefield of the EU’s choosing.As Shakespeare said, “the fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves”.While some claim that the Chequers plan – which the EU negotiators are treating like an opening bid – is dead in both the UK and in Brussels, I remain unconvinced.Chequers would allow Brussels officials to go back to member states with evidence that even a country the size of the UK – with the world’s pre-eminent global financial centre – cannot properly leave the boundaries of the EU. Of course this is broadly the EU’s preferred option. But Britain must not fall for it. To win the Brexit prize, ditch Chequers and go back to the drawing board whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndoRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowUndolast_img read more

Patchy regulation prevents the world from reaping the full benefits of the markets

first_imgYet we cannot assume the job is done.Populism, protectionism, reform fatigue and, yes, Brexit too, still pose real risks. We must maintain a regulatory framework that can react to new innovations and problems, increasing benefits for businesses and consumers, while protecting us from systemic risk.That is why the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) – a network of UK-based financial services leaders that I chair – is today launching a new report on global regulatory coherence. This document is a call to arms to the City to look beyond Brexit and address the vital questions of global regulation.Our report highlights success stories from a coordinated international approach to regulatory issues.One example is the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, the so-called financial weapons of mass destruction. Patchy regulation prevents the world from reaping the full benefits of the markets Share   Ten years ago today, the world woke to the news that yet another bank had collapsed. whatsapp In 2009, global regulators formed the OTC Derivatives Regulators Forum, allowing them to share knowledge, agree on approaches, and defer to each other’s judgement in the supervision of cross-border business. As a result, the regulation of OTC derivatives is better, safer, and more efficient. But there is still more to be done.Patchy implementation prevents the world from reaping the full benefits. Approaches that create unnecessary market fragmentation add to costs. Technological advances – from blockchain to AI and beyond – throw up new challenges for global regulation. New risks require new responses.The UK’s financial services industry must take part in this conversation. While politicians and regulators will make the final decisions, they need detailed market knowledge and practical insight to make effective regulation.Private sector engagement can help create effective solutions to emerging risks, and ensure that consumers continue to benefit from global markets.The IRSG is recommending that the UK government, regulators, and industry intensify their engagement at the global level. For our part, we will establish a new committee on global regulatory coherence to develop ideas to help shape the international agenda, and support UK engagement. whatsappcenter_img We believe that well-regulated global markets are in the interests of businesses and their customers. We also believe that business must play an active role in shaping global regulation.The City, therefore, stands ready to work with UK and global regulators to ensure that financial services play their role promoting a global Britain. Tags: Bank of England Brexit FCA Mark Carney People Washington Mutual was the latest casualty in what became the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.Those events have cast a long shadow. Governments, businesses, and households have had to tackle the legacy of that crisis.As well as repairing the damage from the crash, policymakers have focused on reforming regulation to reduce the risk posed by a global financial system.We now have an enhanced and coherent international framework for financial regulation, which has made great strides in addressing the risks of market fragmentation, regulatory arbitrage, and global financial instability, while improving efficiencies for the benefit of the real economy.The UK has played a leading role in these reforms, and ensuring its effective implementation at home and abroad. Successive chancellors have promoted multilateral solutions to the risks posed by global financial services, while preserving their benefits for consumers. Mark Carney’s chairmanship of the Financial Stability Board has made a real difference. The Treasury, the Bank of England, and the FCA have all led from the front. 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Theresa May and Boris Johnson were both in the shadow of Jeremy Corbyn at the Conservative conference

first_imgBoth speeches covered ground that Labour has claimed as its own since Corbyn took over as leader. Capitalism not working for everyone, the lack of housing and the failure to learn the lessons from the 2008 crisis all featured heavily.One of the loudest cheers Boris received was when he expressed his anger that no banker was locked up after the crash – if you closed your eyes you would have been forgiven for thinking you were at Labour’s conference, not the Tory gathering. Theresa May and Boris Johnson were both in the shadow of Jeremy Corbyn at the Conservative conference Boris, with an air of increasing desperation, claimed May and the rest of the Cabinet could be prosecuted for even proposing the Chequers plan, and that a free trade deal would solve all the problems. The crucial section on how to get May to shift her position was missing from his speech.Read more: Boris Johnson savages Theresa May’s Brexit planJeremy Corbyn loomed large over both speeches, but at least May seemed to have learnt the lessons of the last election when it came to attacking Labour.There were no mentions of Marxism, Venezuela or the IRA in her address, instead focusing on more contemporary criticisms such as Corbyn’s reaction to the Salisbury poisoning and the opposition’s battles with antisemitism.These bruises are fresher and they hurt more when hit. Tags: Boris Johnson Brexit Jeremy Corbyn NHS People Philip Hammond Theresa May Venezuela whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:19 pm Both focused on the housing crisis, the importance of business, the threat of Jeremy Corbyn and, of course, Brexit.On the housing crisis, May announced that councils will no longer have a cap on how much they can borrow against their housing revenue account, meaning a social homes boom could be imminent.Boris and May both talked up how the Tories were the party of business, but Johnson was somewhat handicapped by his colourful remarks about his frustrations with the voice of business in the Brexit debate. That outburst gave May an opportunity to send him down a peg or two, and she took it. Boris Johnson’s speech on Tuesday does not seem to have destabilised May – yet (Source: Getty)Brexit, of course, played a large part in both speeches, but May did not push too hard on her Chequers proposal – indeed, she didn’t mention the word ‘Chequers’ at all. She stressed that the UK was prepared for ‘no deal’ whilst accepting ‘no deal’ would be sub-optimal.center_img She also survived the alternative leader speech given by Boris Johnson on Tuesday, was more fire and fury than a detailed battle plan, and the effects of which were already baked into May’s share price.While it prompted an unknown Tory MP, James Dudderidge, to run to the Boris barricade by calling for May to quit as party leader, it failed to send the simmering frustration over May’s Brexit plan into a rolling boil of anger.A​​fter a lacklustre few days for the Tories in Birmingham, there was everything to play for as May danced on to the stage in what aides claim was a spontaneous decision of her own.Read more: Theresa May declares ‘austerity is over’ in Conservative conference speechShe opened with humour – the unpredictable entrance, the entirely predictable jokes about the set falling down – but then launched into a speech that touched on many of the same themes that Boris had tried to own just 24 hours earlier. Chancellor Philip Hammond watches May’s speech (Source: Getty)The loser of the Tory conference was Chancellor Philip Hammond. His speech on Monday was all about consolidating the economic gains that have been made and, he assumed, banked. He cautioned against being diverted from the path of sound economics with “reckless borrowing” or “short term gimmicks that cause long-term damage.”Read more: Hammond says Tories are the ‘party of business’ as he attacks CorbynBut May’s decision to let councils increase their debts to fund housebuilding could well be classed as “reckless borrowing”, and her promise that “support for public services” will go up next year is another headache for the Chancellor, who already has to find a way to fund the extra £384million a week for the NHS. If May had announced that councils would be able to borrow, build and then sell homes it could have been a radical proposal.May’s speech was a success in that it bought her time. But with the next round of Brexit talks looming, she could still find that the whistle goes while she’s still on the field. If it does, Boris will be waiting. Inevitably, Theresa May’s speech was always going to be judged alongside her disastrous efforts this time last year. Twelve months ago she lost her voice and the stage fell apart, but even from that low bar her address in Birmingham was a successful outing for the PM. 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A new hope: Backing firms of the future

first_imgFriday 30 November 2018 9:50 am A new hope: Backing firms of the future There is plenty of talk at the moment about the demise of the high street, and it would be easy to twiddle our thumbs and watch as another former retail staple bites the dust.But that is not how we should react.According to recent research from American Express, small businesses are the great hope of the high street.Many sectors, including health and beauty and a number of services, are predicted to grow in the coming years, with small businesses leading the comeback. They are our greatest hope for growth, for innovation, and for the future of the UK.This reminds me to feel hopeful. It reminds me that hope sits firmly with the small and agile businesses that will respond to these growing opportunities. whatsapp Small Business Saturday is about so much more. Of course, small businesses can deliver incredible monetary value too, but they are also about people, about communities, connections and discovery.So take some time out of your usual routine this Saturday and discover the incredible gems that surround you in your community.You will find that these same small businesses are hiring people with disabilities, volunteering to coach the local football team, training young people in work skills, and all the while looking to create something new and exciting for your community. Get involved this weekend, and I challenge you not to be filled with hope too. If you missed the big news of the last couple of weeks, you must have been hiding under a rock.And no, I’m not talking about the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal – but rather Small Business Saturday, which is returning for a sixth year on 1 December. Share It also reminds me that it is important to support small businesses – not just because of what challenges them, but because of the often-unheralded opportunities that they create, and the positive impact that they make in their communities.The spirit of businessSmall businesses provide necessary services, such as support for schools and hospitals, mentoring and training for the long-term unemployed, and so much more.The contribution of small businesses cannot be quantified in pure economical figures.This is the ethos that we want reflected in the very DNA of Small Business Saturday.Forget Black FridayIt is not all about the money, which is why we advocate that small businesses get involved in this campaign rather than Black Friday, when it’s not always feasible for smaller firms to make the same deep discounts as larger retailers.center_img This is the most important day in the calendar of small businesses up and down the country, and it is gaining increasing prominence in the minds of consumers.The Butcher, the Baker…We are living in incredibly uncertain times, and because of this, there has never been a more important moment to back the doers, the employers, the creators, and the builders that stabilise our economy and our communities.Small Business Saturday is the day to do this.From concerns about the future of the high street to confusion over Brexit, small businesses face incredible challenges right now.Throw in the usual day-to-day challenges of launching, running, and keeping a business alive, and there is a lot for the UK’s 5.7m small business owners to deal with.Hope for the high street Tags: Brexit Small business Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostUndoTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastUndoGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndo Michelle Ovens whatsapp last_img read more

Labour’s Brexit ambiguity is costing them in the polls

first_img Labour’s Brexit ambiguity is costing them in the polls Perhaps the most striking revelation, coming as it does on the back of a string of defeats and resignations that have rocked the government, is that the latest opinion poll grants the Tories a six point lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party.The Labour leader may have put this from his mind when he addressed his MPs last night and reiterated his position that their priority is to secure a general election so that people will “have the chance to vote for a government that can bring our people together and address the deep-seated issues facing our country.” Current polling suggests the public don’t share his enthusiasm. What can account for Labour’s slump in the polls?The government is barely holding itself together while many of Labour’s economic policies enjoy broad support. Why are they not 20 points ahead?A likely explanation is that the public can sense Labour’s deliberate ambiguity over Brexit as well as the divisions that exist between the leadership and Remain-supporting MPs. During broadcast interviews on Sunday Corbyn was all at sea, refusing to offer any clarity on whether he (and his party) support Brexit in any form or whether they would seek another referendum.He couldn’t even say what his Brexit position would be if he did succeed in triggering an election. Corbyn has said he will call for a vote of no confidence in the government “soon” after a Commons defeat for May, but if this plan falls and May continues as Prime Minister then the Labour leader will have no choice but to clarify his position on holding a second referendum and what his stance would be if such an event came to pass. The Prime Minister told MPs yesterday that their decisions over Brexit will be judged by history, but we don’t have to wait that long to get a sense of the voters’ verdict.Journalists travelling the country in recent days have noted a surprising amount of support for Theresa May. Whether driven by sympathy, admiration or just a sense that they want Brexit put to bed, the public at large appear to be far kinder to the PM than her own MPs. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Christian May Until he gets off the fence, the public will rightly view his party with suspicion.center_img Share Monday 14 January 2019 8:37 pm whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Brexit Jeremy Corbyn People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Putin suspends missile treaty and pledges to build more weapons

first_img whatsapp Saturday 2 February 2019 9:58 am James Booth In a statement, the Western defensive bloc the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) said that Russia had “developed and fielded a missile system, the 9M729, which violates the INF Treaty, and poses significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security.”“Allies strongly supported the finding of the United States that Russia is in material breach of its obligations under the INF Treaty and called upon Russia to urgently return to full and verifiable compliance,” the statement said. whatsapp Putin told a meeting with foreign and defence ministers that Russia had suspended the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty which limits land-based missiles with ranges of 310–3,420 miles.Putin also said Russia will start working on creating new missiles, including supersonic ones.US President Donald Trump said in October that the US could withdraw from the treaty, which was signed in 1987, because of Russian non-compliance.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that the US was suspending the treaty.https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1091419703799672833 Tags: Donald Trump People Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that Russia has suspended a cold war era treaty to limit missile building after a similar move by the US. Share Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourJim Cramer Calls for Billionaire Tax: ‘This Society Has to Start AddressingThe WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamour by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal Pastbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workoutmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com Putin suspends missile treaty and pledges to build more weapons last_img read more