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Video – John Major calls Brexit “squalid” and “deceitful

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Ex-PM John Major, wasn't known for his strong personality when leading the country, but he was very animated when he discussed the Brexit Campaign on Andrew Marr's BBC show. Major, who was born in Brixton and whose father was in the circus, called Boris Johnson a "court jester." He also told Marr "All my life people have regarded me as being guilty of understatement. I am angry at how the British people are being misled."...

Top 5 London “Survival” Boroughs For Start-Ups

Richmond upon Thames and Bexley have both been ranked in the top five "survival" boroughs for start-up businesses, according to new data. The riverside boroughs join the City, Sutton and Hackney on the top five list, with a 71.9 per cent survival rate. The City of London came top with only ten per cent of start-ups failing and a huge 76.4 per cent surviving. But Jeremy Corbyn's borough of Islington didn't fare as well. It topped a list of the...

UK Entrepreneurs ‘Forged in the Fires of Adversity’

Almost a third of businesses founded in the UK in the last five years were in response to redundancy or long-term unemployment, according to new research. The financial crisis has shown that Brits are rather resilient folk, with many people bouncing back by staring adversity in the face and starting up on their own. With massive rises in childcare costs since 2010, starting a business is becoming a popular way out of in-work poverty for squeezed parents. And ‘grey entrepreneurs’ are also...

How will the World end?

Want to know how will the world will end?  Here we give you a rundown of the most likely ways the human race (and the world as we know it) will be obliterated... We've scoured the bookmakers and the web to find the odds of each scenario happening.  If you'd like to place a bet, we'll pay out once mankind has been wiped out.  Winner takes all. This isn't an exhaustive list, so please feel free to comment and add...

Families of dead soldiers WON’T get free copy of Chilcot Report

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Shockingly after the amount of time the families of loved ones who died in the Iraq war will NOT get a free copy of the Chilcot Report. A hard copy will set you back £767, a huge amount of money, which will anger the 179 families of fallen British soldiers and anyone else who wants to look into the 12-volume report, which will be published. Next-of-kin will be given a free hard copy of the...

‘Disgusting’ posh dinner for Tfl bosses to celebrate 800 job losses

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has branded a black tie dinner to celebrate the closure of Underground ticket offices and the loss of 800 jobs, as “disgusting and obscene.” The RMT alleged that nearly 50 Tfl chiefs went to the plush event at a swanky Mayfair club to celebrate shutting Tube ticket offices. The choice of venue in one the most exclusive postcodes in the UK, if not the world, may seem too...

Video – What would happen if humans disappeared?

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Would the earth survive without us? If every human suddenly vanished, left the planet or were wiped out (cheery thought) what would happen to the planet? A video has been produced that illustrates what they think would happen, and the earth does pretty well without us to be fair. It is a pretty harsh start with domesticated animals passing away but things do improve. Our towns and cities will become covered in foliage and vegetation....

Video – BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg booed by Corbyn supporters

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg was booed and hissed at during a Q & A with the Labour leader. Corbyn raised his hands to calm the activists, but did not attack them for their hostile reaction. Many Corbyn supporters see Kuenssberg as "biased" and this comes just a day after a Vide documentary on Corbyn said the BBC was "obsessed" with attempting to discredit him and ruin his leadership. It seems clear from this...

Corbyn pledges to scrap TTIP

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to bin the EU’s highly controversial free trade deal (TTIP) with America. During an anti-Brexit rally he promised to get rid of the trade deal if he is voted in as PM before it is implemented. He hates the deal so much he said he is happy to work with rebel Conservatives and SNP in parliament to halt the deal. TTIP has worried people on both sides of the electoral divide...

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