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‘Dangerous brinkmanship’ after May rejects Corbyn offer

Theresa May wrote to Jeremy Corbyn last night and rejected the Labour leader's call for the UK to stay in a permanent customs union with the EU. She has effectively ruled out Labour’s ideas for a compromise Brexit plan. The PM stressed her objections to keeping the UK in some ...

Incredible pictures as “wolf moon” rises above St Paul’s on New Years Day

2018 saw UK economy expand at slowest rate since 2012

The ONS (Office for National Statistics) reported that the growth in 2018 was 1.4% down from 1.8% in 2017. Even more worryingly this is the lowest rate since 2012. According to the ONS, quarterly growth also slowed, falling to 0.2% in the three months to December - down from 0.6% ...

Sterling slides as Bank of England slashes growth forecasts

The Bank of England has downgraded its growth forecast for 2019 growth to 1.2%, which would be the smallest rise since 2009. Sterling tumbled on the news and was trading 0.6% down versus the US dollar at $1.285. Against the euro, the pound was down 0.3% at €1.134. The PM ...

Liam Nissan goes into hiding

Liam Nissan goes into hiding

Liam Nissan says he is scratching his head over what he might have done after becoming embroiled in a race-hate-cum-Brexit-manufacturing storm. The 58 year-old clerk from Wiltshire has gone into hiding after getting caught up in a clash of national news scandals. Trolls have dubbed him a “jobs bastard” and ...

Chris Grayling banned from Calais by furious port officials

Chris Grayling banned from Calais by furious port officials

Chris Grayling has been banned from Calais by port officials who are furious with his 'no deal' Brexit plans, The Telegraph has reported. The transport secretary has been given his marching orders by port chairman Jean-Marc Puissesseau, who accused the UK cabinet minister of behaving in a “completely disrespectful” manner on Tuesday. ...

Is Britain finally ready to embrace carbon capture?

Is Britain finally ready to embrace carbon capture?

New analysis indicates that last year, the UK generated the least electricity in a quarter century—while renewable power generation hit fresh highs. Meanwhile, Alstom released designs for a zero-emissions hydrogen train which could be used on British railways as soon as 2022. These are encouraging developments—but they are by no ...

Man who can’t build bridge across the Thames wants to construct one across the Channel

“Deluded” Boris and “unicorn” Raab get shut down on live TV

Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab were both spectacularly shut down on live television last night. The former Foreign Secretary was dubbed "deluded" by Sky News reporter Beth Rigby after he insisted Prime Minister Theresa May is now in a position to “go to Brussels and get the freedom clause that the UK ...

Don’t go chasing unicorns, Mrs May

Don’t go chasing unicorns, Mrs May

An hour before Theresa May told the House of Commons to vote for the government to reopen negotiations, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had been in contact to convey that it would be fruitless for her to come to Brussels on the basis of an attempt to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement. Indeed, ...

What does 2019 hold for UK house prices?

What does 2019 hold for UK house prices?

From the viewpoint of January 2019, there is one thing of which we can all be certain – no one really knows where house prices will be this time next year. There are plenty of different factors at play, including some global economic issues outside of the control of the ...

Investigation launched as patient dies waiting to be treated at Midlands hospital

MPs vote against Yvette Cooper’s amendment to delay Article 50

MPs voted against Labour MP Yvette Cooper’s amendment which attempted to stop the possibility of a no deal Brexit happening. The motion was voted against by 298 to 321 votes.  The Labour MP’s amendment had the support of the Labour leadership and some Conservative MPs as it tried to stop ...

Annual Review investment companies – 2018

Annual Review investment companies – 2018

2018 – the return of volatility A trade war, Brexit, US interest rate rises, slowing Chinese growth, a US government shutdown, a dispute over Italy’s budget, the Skripal poisonings, numerous elections – there was plenty to worry about in 2018. A last-minute dive left the US market in negative territory.Sterling continued ...

Smash These 5 Biggest Obstacles To Grow Your High-Street Business Quickly

Death of the high street? 70,000 jobs lost in retail sector in 2018

The drastic slump on the high street shows no signs of improving after a report indicated that 70,000 retail jobs were cut in 2018. Customers are increasingly shopping on-line leading to huge falls in profits for many household name retailers. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), who conducted the study, said ...

David Davis lands £3k an HOUR role as advisor to major Tory donor

The revolving door between Government and big business is a well-trodden path, which shows no signs of abating. Now former Brexit Secretary, David Davis, will trouser a colossal £3,000 an hour as an advisor to JCB. The firm ploughs million into the Conservative Party. It total Davis will be paid ...

Billionaire who claimed “Brexit would make us richer” creates hundreds of jobs – in Asia

Dyson to move headquarters out of Britain

Brexit-backer Sir James Dyson is to relocate the Dyson head office from the UK to Singapore. The prominent Leaver revealed that the island city-state will become the company’s registered headquarters and tax base. The headquarters will switch from Malmesbury, Wiltshire, in a move that is said to be unrelated to ...

The Moment of Kirsten Gillibrand

The Moment of Kirsten Gillibrand

The only moments in life that count for something are the exceptions. Mondays are Mondays just as Tuesdays blend into every other Tuesday except for the Wednesday that wasn’t a Wednesday because it was the day when, like the title of Joe Heller’s oft-neglected yet brilliant novel, Something Happened. For ...

Economic roundup – January 2019

Economic roundup – January 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – January 2019 is a collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to ...

Bojo proves we are simply switching control from Europe to Eton

Bojo proves we are simply switching control from Europe to Eton

So much of the European Union referendum was about “taking back control”. Today, now fallacies around money for the NHS, economic freedom and immigration have been cast aside it is one of the few arguments Brexiteers have left in their armoury when defending their rationale for voting out. But if ...

No one can really have confidence in this Government

No one can really have confidence in this Government

Faith is a fickle thing in politics, but few of a sound mind could say they have confidence in this Government anymore. In the space of just a month the Conservatives have faced two confidence votes, been found in contempt of parliament for the first time ever and lost a ...

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