Sunday, March 24, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May’s backstop plan ‘would lead to hard border’ with Ireland, says EU

A Sinn Fein party election worker dressed up as a crocodile stands behind a banner referring to Brexit outside a polling station in Belfast ( AFP/Getty ) Significant gaps in Theresa May’s new Brexit customs...

Big business bosses will be forced to justify salaries under new government plans

Getty Big businesses will have to justify the salaries of top bosses and lay bare the gap between their chief executive’s pay packets and the average worker for the first time. Under new laws...

Leading SNP supporter defects in protest over party’s backing for live animal exports

Calves and sheep suffer from overcrowding and overheating in transport lorries, say critics ( Reuters ) One of the SNP’s most high-profile supporters has defected to the Animal Welfare Party, in protest at Nicola Sturgeon’s...

Renationalising railways supported by almost two thirds of Britons, exclusive poll reveals

More than 15,000 trains have been cancelled or delayed since the timetable changes came into force in May ( Getty/iStock ) An overwhelming majority of the public would support renationalising the railways amid...

The next big fast food chain will come from South America, say experts

Churromania: set to be one of South America’s most successful exports ( Sami Keinänen ) The next big food franchise will come out of Latin America, experts have claimed, with a number of...

Could the Swiss Vollgeld referendum offer an opportunity to truly take back control?

Reuters Switzerland has a reputation as a rather quiet and cautious place, sitting apart from the noisy events of the continent surrounding it. It may therefore come as a surprise for us...

We spend a lot of time worrying about girls but Poldark and Love Island...

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark. He said in one interview that he trained himself to 'enjoy' hunger pangs ( BBC ) Yes I am watching Love Island, under a variety of different quality duvets...

Watchdog fines KPMG £4.5m for misconduct linked to Quindell audit

The accountancy firm said it accepted the FRC's findings ( Reuters ) KPMG has been fined £4.5m by the accounting regulator over its audit of Quindell, the insurance outsourcer that became embroiled in scandal in...

Jaguar to move production of Land Rover Discovery from UK to Slovakia

The car maker would not confirm how many roles would be affected ( REUTERS ) Jaguar Land Rover is to move all production of its Discovery model from the UK to Slovakia, with hundreds of jobs...

A year ago, the opinion polls fooled us – but it doesn’t mean we...

Some politicians said the polls dominated election coverage. This meant, for example, that Jeremy Corbyn’s policies were not subjected to same level of scrutiny as Theresa May’s ( AFP ) Where were you...

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Syrian airstrike on children’s hospital in rebel-held Idlib kills 10

At least 10 people were killed, among them four children and one woman, in an airstrike that hit al Nour paediatrics hospital in Taftanaz...

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