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PMQs 1st March – We didn’t come down in the last shower

If you had to say what is one thing you would never want to imagine, Theresa May and John Bercow showering together is probably top of my list. Well maybe just after Gary Barlow doing anything. Somehow this cropped up in today’s session, but more of that later, as I ...

Chinese wine market to overtake UK by 2020

China’s thriving wine market will be worth more than the UK by 2020, VINEXPO has forecast. The UK will be pushed into third place among the world’s biggest wine markets when sales of still and sparkling wine reach $21 billion in China compared to $16 billion in the UK. The ...

Copeland is May’s Basildon Man

Copeland is May’s Basildon Man

In the early days of Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as Prime Minister a sociological phenomenon dubbed the "Basildon man" came into existence to describe the archetypal Thatcher supporter that had previously been expected to vote Labour. The Basildon Man was at the heart of her political machine, denoting aspirational voters who ...

LaLa Land: Awards and Applause

LaLa Land: Awards and Applause

La La Land doesn’t deserve the awards, but it does deserve our applause Of his work, Busby Berkeley once said that he just “wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour”. The early 1930s was a time of great societal darkness; the world consumed by financial uncertainty & ...

The London Economic

Brexodus threatens to derail British economy

The Brexit exodus is threatening to derail the British economy as vital industries struggle to fill vacancies. Net migration fell to its lowest level in three years according to the latest statistics, driven by a sharp increase in the number of eastern Europeans leaving in the wake of Brexit. Figures from ...

Who would win in a second referendum?

Who would win in a second referendum?

Trust UKIP to get us out of the EU, Labour wants to keep you in, a poster reads on the streets of Stoke on Trent in preparation for today's crucial by-election. Despite UKIP been entangled in a Paul Nuttall fiasco and Labour imposing a  three-line whip on their MPs to ...

Charity fundraising in 2017, whatever next?

Charity fundraising in 2017, whatever next?

By John Baguley, the Chair of the International Fundraising Consultancy With fundraisers following bankers onto the naughty step, uncertainty over the effect of Brexit on accessing funds from Europe, and a new draconian fundraising regulatory regime set up to curb aggressive fundraising techniques, 2016 will definitely go down as annus ...

Extremism on the up in Britain – From the people who claim to be fighting it

Extremism on the up in Britain – From the people who claim to be fighting it

Extremism is increasing significantly in the UK - from the right-wing groups who claim to be fighting it. Suspected Right-wing extremists now make up a quarter of people referred to the Government’s flagship counter-radicalisation programme, the terror watchdog has revealed. David Anderson, QC, said the large numbers being identified as ...

Overworked and Underpaid: Britain in crisis

Overworked and Underpaid: Britain in crisis

Britain is set for decades of been overworked and underpaid as a perfect storm of stagnant wage growth and low-paid work meets inflationary pressures in the most pronounced real income squeeze of our generation. Although the Tories will most likely be celebrating the latest employment figures showing flat unemployment the ...

“Global Europe” secures trade deal with Canada as UK gets shut out

“Global Europe” secures trade deal with Canada as UK gets shut out

The European Union has agreed a trade deal with Canada that could be worth €72 billion. Negotiated for nearly five years and four months, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada was overwhelmingly voted in by the European Parliament. In 2015 EU-Canada trade accounted for more than €60 billion ...

What you need to know about Social Search

What you need to know about Social Search

Unless you have been living in a ‘content free’ cave (maybe those avoiding Brexit or Trump), it’ll come as no surprise that search significantly drives the buying decision making process. Search marketing, in the context of online searching via sites like Google, is a dominant touchpoint for researching and reviewing ...

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Daily Mail branded “fake news” by Wikipedia

The Daily Mail has been tarred with the same brush used to purge fake news sites from online dictionary Wikipedia. Editors voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”. The move is thought to break new ground for the encyclopedia which rarely puts a blanket ...

London’s Top 10 Fastest Growing Property Areas

London’s Top 10 Fastest Growing Property Areas

The steady rise of house prices in the capital seems like a subject which is rarely out of the news. Over the past 10 years, despite the threats of the financial crisis and Brexit, the London housing market has not only remained strong, but also grown. New research by online ...

Putting up a fight in the age of misinformation

Vote Leave director admits they won because they lied to the public

Buried in a 19,800 word Spectator essay written by former online editor and Vote Leave director Dominic Cummings is an admission: The Brexit referendum was won by lying to the public. The piece, found here, is well worth reading but also falls victim to classic mansplaining of a complex issue with many words wasted ...

The London Economic

The best and brightest cities of 2017

By Bea Patel, TLE Property Editor and Director of Shop for an Agent - the estate agent comparison website Figures released last week (30 January 2017) from Centre for Cities highlights the shape of the UK's 63 biggest cities in the run-up to the triggering of Article 51. The 2017 ...

Thatcher’s homeowning dream has failed, Tory MP concedes

Thatcher’s homeowning dream has failed, Tory MP concedes

The dream of Thatcher’s government was a nation where everybody owned their own home. Council houses would not be needed, or at least only for the tiny minority who couldn’t afford it. Her huge sell-off of council houses in the 80s was supposed to eliminate the need for public housing, ...

Young Londoners Want UK to Remain in Europe

List of 114 MPs voted against Article 50 bill, brave or foolish?

114 MPs voted against giving the European Union (Notification of Withdrawl) Bill a second reading. The Bill gives Theresa May the power to invoke Article 50 and start the two year, irreversible process of Brexit. The group included 50 SNP MPs, 47 Labour, seven Liberal Democrats alongside Tory Ken Clarke ...

We’re all poorer for this EU ‘debate’

“Today’s White Paper borders on a fairy tale,” says Union Chief

The government has just published its White Paper setting out its Brexit plans. The document sets out the government’s 12 principles including migration control and "taking control of our own laws". Brexit Secretary David Davis said the UK's "best days are still to come", outside the EU. However one union has reacted ...

Theatre Review: Years of Sunlight, Theatre 503

Theatre Review: Years of Sunlight, Theatre 503

There’s plenty of drama in Michael McLean’s Years of Sunlight about friendship and the exodus of Liverpudlians living in 1960s slums to new purpose built town Skelmersdale, but Mark Rice-Oxley’s Paul, best friend of parent-less Emlyn, is directed by Amelia Sears to stand as still as one of Anthony Gormley’s ...

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Boris Johnson’s response to Trump’s Muslim ban “inadequate and insulting”

Boris Johnson’s response to Trump’s Muslim ban ‘inadequate and insulting’, says Britain's General Union. The foreign secretary has addressed the Commons following Donald Trump's controversial immigration crackdown, which prohibits refugees and citizens from countries including Syria, Iran and Iraq from visiting the US. He told the house British citizens were ...

London Mayor says capital won’t “roll out red carpet” for Trump

London Mayor says capital won’t “roll out red carpet” for Trump

As a petition to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit reached over 1,200,000 the London Mayor Sadiq Khan has stood by the protestors. Around 250,000 Londoners have signed this petition. Donald Trump has come under fire for various executive orders since he became president, but banning refuges from seven mainly Muslim ...

The world’s richest 8 individuals have as much wealth as 3.6bn people

Bill Gates on course to become the world’s first trillionaire

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is on coarse to becoming the world's first trillionaire and could hit the milestone within the next 25 years, a new report has found. The study has predicted Gates’ future wealth using the average rate of growth of his investments, which have been growing by 11 per ...

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PMQs 25th Jan – A fluke nuke and a Trump rebuke  

Yesterday David Davis, Con, told the house that a White Paper over Brexit was basically impossible in the time frame before invoking article 50, but at today’s PMQs Teresa May announced there would be one after all, responding to a planted question from Chris Philp, Con. So during the previous ...

Paris and Frankfurt battle over “Brefugees”

Brefugee, noun, UK, informal - a worker who is to be displaced by Brexit Paris and Frankfurt are set to battle over so-called Brefugees. The workers, who have been displaced by Britain exiting the European Union, will in most cases have to choose between the French capital and the German ...

Brits Only Panic When They’re Over £45,000 In Debt

Brits on a cliff edge as the “Big Squeeze” approaches

Many British people are on a cliff edge as the Big Squeeze of 2017 approaches. Finances are been stretched to breaking point as savings dip and debt amounts with consumer spending still robust in January despite rising inflation. One in four Britons has no savings, new research has found, while another ...

May Day

The 74 MPs who plan to vote against triggering Article 50

These are the 74 MPs who plan to vote against triggering Article 50 after the Supreme Court ruled that Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering Britain's exit from the European Union. The MPs will be viewed by many as not only wreaking havoc among the parliamentary Brexiters but also defying ...

Tesco has been quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls

Tesco has been quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls

Tesco has been accused of quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls - by increasing the size of the HOLE in the middle. Keen-eyed shoppers reckon the cardboard tube in the centre has expanded by 1cm while the overall width has remained the same. The revelation comes after a ...

We need to talk about Nazi Germany

We need to talk about Nazi Germany

In the week Theresa May defiantly delivered her "hard right" stance on the Brexit negotiations and America gets set to inaugurate one of the most "hard right" figures in modern political history the message of 2017 has become quite clear; If 2016 delivered the body blows, the next few years ...

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Goldman Sachs set to move 1,000 jobs to Frankfurt

Goldman Sachs is reportedly considering moving 1,000 jobs to Frankfurt after Brexit. German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that the US banking giant will ship 1,000 jobs to Frankfurt while effectively halving the rest of its UK workforce, moving key operations to New York and Europe. The news comes following Theresa May's ...

HSBC set to move 1,000 jobs to Paris

HSBC set to move 1,000 jobs to Paris

HSBC could move up to 1,000 jobs from London to Paris after an announcement that it is to relocate staff responsible for generating around a fifth of its UK-based trading revenue after Britain leaves the EU. The bank's Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver told Reuters that the firm will move staff in about two ...

Today the Prime Minister has “changed the landscape” for business

Today the Prime Minister has “changed the landscape” for business

The Prime Minister has changed the landscape for business following today's defining Brexit speech, according to the Confederation of British Industry. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said "ruling out membership of the Single Market has reduced options for maintaining a barrier-free trading relationship between the UK and the EU", but added ...

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House transactions in London down 40%

House prices are continuing to rise but sales have slumped by one fifth - with transactions in London down by a staggering 40 per cent, it was announced yesterday. The latest figures from the Land Registry revealed the average house in England and Wales cost £217,928 in November. This represents ...

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