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.... May has at least shown flexibility in her Queen’s speech this week. Nothing would signal more clearly a change of heart than for her to clear the ground of the vanities and extravagances of the David Cameron years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... What might be called Labour’s hardline remain faction says Britain could have the best of both worlds: it could have the political upheaval caused by Brexit, which has weakened the Conservatives, while at the same time maintaining the economic status quo. The UK would be back where it was before the referendum, only with Corbyn and John McDonnell running things instead of David Cameron and George Osborne. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
.... What might be called Labour’s hardline remain faction says Britain could have the best of both worlds: it could have the political upheaval caused by Brexit, which has weakened the Conservatives, while at the same time maintaining the economic status quo. The UK would be back where it was before the referendum, only with Corbyn and John McDonnell running things instead of David Cameron and George Osborne. ...
Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
.... May has at least shown flexibility in her Queen’s speech this week. Nothing would signal more clearly a change of heart than for her to clear the ground of the vanities and extravagances of the David Cameron years. ...
Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The auditors were critical of ministers’ decision to negotiate bilaterally with EDF, rather than waiting for other new-build nuclear consortia to compete – an approach that the NAO noted had brought prices down on similar subsidy deals for windfarms. The government’s case for the contract also weakened after the commercial terms of the deal were agreed by the then prime minister, David Cameron, in 2013, the watchdog said. ...
Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
.... Together with April’s shocker, when government borrowing was higher than the same month last year, the first two months of this financial year are forecast to show the borrowing requirement for the year is on track to be higher, not lower than last year. When David Cameron and George Osborne were in Downing Street, bringing down the deficit was the main aim of domestic policy. ...
Brexiters have voted for a poverty even worse than austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
....Lord Adonis has said: “We are at a moment of national crisis, with echoes of the 30s. ” His fellow peer, Michael Heseltine, has suggested that the problem could be sorted out at heads-of-government level, and that it should not be impossible to achieve the kind of concessions that eluded David Cameron. ...
Incomes squeeze denied May a landslide – now she must change course image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 01:06:01 PM
....But the bedrock of any successful election campaign is the state of the economy and, in particular, whether or not people are becoming better off. In May 2015, when David Cameron won, real incomes were rising. ...
UK could get farm aid for two years after Brexit under EU budget plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:40:04 AM
.... “It would solve a lot of problems and mean there is no hole [in the EU budget] in 2019-2020,” said one senior source. The EU wants the UK to respect a pledge made by David Cameron as prime minister when he signed up Britain to the EU’s €1tn budget for 2014-20. ...
Our leaders have lost touch with reality – just like the banks did | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Each time, they have crashed. Before the EU plebiscite, a senior EU official remembers David Cameron strolling around a G20 summit, telling other world leaders: “We’re going to win. ...
Private schools to save £522m in tax thanks to charitable status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 05:06:19 PM
.... Extrapolating from the data received from councils, it forecast that £634m would be paid, with £522m saved through the schools’ charitable status. CVS said Eton College, whose former pupils include David Cameron and Boris Johnson, would have faced a bill of £4. ...
Britain’s economic model is broken: this is our first post-crash election | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... I can critique her solutions – indeed, give me a minute and I shall – but that one fact marks a massive break with previous elections. Unlike when David Cameron battled Ed Miliband, the country this pair of party leaders see is more alike than it is different. ...
IFS to voters: you have a choice between the 'undeliverable' or 'unworkable' image
.... The thinktank says May’s spending plans will put real pressure on public services, and in particular extend to 12 years what is comfortably the most severe squeeze on the NHS since it was founded in 1948. At a time when demographic and technological change is pushing up the cost of providing healthcare, the IFS says the average increase in the NHS budget between 2010 – when David Cameron became prime minister – and 2022-23 will be 1. ...
Tories receive £50,000 from man questioned by Serious Fraud Office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:12:09 PM
....The first release of donations by the Electoral Commission for this campaign shows more than £7m has already been donated to all political parties. The Conservatives’ fundraising drive followed concerns that the party’s income had dipped since the EU referendum because pro-remain donors and friends of David Cameron were keeping their chequebooks shut. ...
May's manifesto is birth of third way Conservatism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:15:48 PM
.... The underperformance of the economy meant a 2015 deadline became a 2020 deadline and is now a 2025 deadline. The glacial pace of deficit reduction means that the 2017 manifesto is far more cautious in its tax pledges than the one produced by David Cameron two years ago. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....The Institute of Directors urged that a fast-track commission be set up immediately after the election to recommend locations for two additional runways within a year. The controversial expansion of Heathrow has yet to be finally voted through parliament, almost five years after the first Airport Commission was established by David Cameron, and is not expected to be completed before at least 2025. ...
Philip Hammond calls China a 'natural partner' as he seeks post-Brexit trade deals image
....Relations between London and Beijing soured after Theresa May became prime minister in July and ordered a review of the controversial China-backed Hinkley Point C plant. That decision cast doubt on what had previously been cast as a “golden age” of ties under her predecessor David Cameron and former chancellor George Osborne. ...
Theresa May will cause more poverty than Thatcher, Gordon Brown warns image
.... Brown’s budgets during his 10 years as Tony Blair’s chancellor focused on measures to reduce poverty, including the introduction of tax credits for the working poor and increases in child benefit. He said child poverty, which stood at 34% when John Major lost the 1997 election, was reduced to just over 27% by the time David Cameron became prime minister in 2010, but was now back on the rise. ...
Tory energy pledge: May says she still believes in free market despite vow image
....4bn a year in “excessive prices”. When Labour proposed a policy to freeze prices for 20 months in 2013, David Cameron accused Miliband, then the party’s leader, of wanting to live in a “Marxist universe”. ...
The secret history of inflation, from Black Wednesday to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 05:59:25 AM
....However, central bank independence is but a sideshow when it comes to the major economic crisis of our times, which is the prospect of Brexit. Which brings us to David Cameron. ...
Take stock ahead of a stabilising election image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:15:00 AM
....However, it slumped 8. 15 per cent in 2010 when electoral uncertainty ended in a coalition government between the Tories and Lib Dems, and again in 2015 when pollsters predicted a hung parliament before David Cameron's surprise win. ...
Let Britain vote on the final Brexit deal | Clive Lewis and Rachael Maskell image
....The first thing that has changed since the referendum campaign was of course the result, which the government had simply not planned for. Had David Cameron seriously contemplated a leave vote, this would surely always have been a two-stage process – with a democratic process to ratify the final deal. ...
General election 2017: May says Tories would not raise VAT image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 09:26:03 AM
....Labour promised "low taxes for low and medium earners", claiming the Tories favoured "low taxes for high earners". Asked whether she would be repeating ex-PM David Cameron's "five-year tax lock", covering income tax, National Insurance and VAT until 2020, Mrs May told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "We have absolutely no plans to increase the level of tax. ...
Will London survive as a financial centre after Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:08:45 AM
.... The French president, François Hollande, was elected on a claim that the world of high finance was his enemy. Yet the Socialist mayor of Paris recently promised a “red, white, and blue carpet” for any hedge fund manager who buys a one-way Eurostar ticket to the Gare du Nord – a barbed reference to David Cameron’s promise of a red carpet for French bankers fleeing prohibitive tax rates, strikes and restrictive labour laws. ...
Andrew Tyrie to stand down as Conservative MP after 20 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:33:38 PM
....Westminster is to lose one its most feared interrogators after Andrew Tyrie – the bane of prime ministers, chancellors, bankers and economists – made the surprise announcement that he is standing down as an MP. After crossing swords with David Cameron, George Osborne, Mark Carney, Lord Chilcott and countless City bankers, Tyrie said he was quitting as Conservative MP for Chichester after two decades representing the seat. ...
Theresa May promises personal tax allowance will go up to woo working-class voters image
....The personal tax allowance currently stands at £11,500 and the party is aiming to increase that to take millions of low paid workers "out of tax entirely". And they are getting set to abandon David Cameron's "tax lock" pledge as they look at ways of turning the flailing economy around. ...
Pensioners’ election REBELLION: Demands for May to look at pension issue for UK's 5MILLION image
....Meanwhile, in three decades members of the British public will not be able to claim state aid before the age of 68. Pensions campaigner June Slater has become an internet sensation after she took on former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and ex-Chancellor George Osborne over their contributions grab. ...
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
....Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. Capping utility bills was a key policy in Labour’s 2015 general election manifesto, but was rubbished by David Cameron as evidence that Ed Miliband wanted to live in a “Marxist universe”. ...
World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:22:34 PM
....Kim said the UK’s Department for International Development had played a vital role in efforts to rid the world of poverty. “We were extremely encouraged when prime minister David Cameron fulfilled the commitment to 0. ...
Virgin Money chief: 'I have battled with mental health all my life' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 04:15:42 PM
....Her personal profile rose after the Northern Rock deal. More accustomed to being an outsider trying to break into the City establishment – at one point in the interview she describes herself as “this rather strange woman” – Gadhia sat next to George Osborne when he was delivering his high-profile Mansion House speech two years ago, was one of David Cameron’s business advisers, and still leads a Treasury-backed initiative to boost diversity in financial services. ...
With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? | Polly Toynbee image
.... George Osborne, who leaves the grand stage of the Commons at the age of 45 saying, “I want new challenges”, was a gamer, departing now to throw his dice in journalism and the City. It was the grave misfortune of so many millions that the sport he and his old friend David Cameron enjoyed for a while was playing with lesser people’s lives in the great game of politics. ...
George Osborne: history will not be kind to a man whose flaws led to Brexit image
....Had things turned out differently, George Osborne would now be counting down the days to becoming prime minister. His close friend David Cameron had pledged to stand down before the next general election and a smooth transition was planned. ...
Big six energy firms braced for government price crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:43:01 PM
....One smaller supplier told the Guardian that its cost of buying energy had fallen this year. The prime minister has signalled since last autumn that she is preparing to go further than the competition watchdog’s recommendations and take a more interventionist stance than former prime minister David Cameron. ...
Rachel Whetstone: from Tory power broker to Silicon Valley PR guru image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:02:53 PM
....The family’s success allowed them to send Whetstone to Benenden, an exclusive boarding school for girls with royal alumni including Princess Anne. After reading history at Bristol University, Whetstone joined Conservative central office, where she worked alongside David Cameron and George Osborne. ...
Brexit vote site may have been hacked, MPs say in report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:55:39 AM
...."We took quite deep advice on this from various places and it's not unreasonable, given there's quite a lot of this going on in other countries, that this could have happened in this case," he added. After the website crash the then Prime Minister David Cameron extended the deadline by 48 hours for registering to vote in the referendum - 430,000 people applied to register to vote during that extension period. ...
Uber's head of communications quits scandal-hit cab app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:49:11 AM
....”. British Whetstone, who in 2003 was appointed Michael Howard’s chief of staff when he became Conservative leader , and is a friend of both David Cameron and George Osborne, also found herself at the centre of a more localised storm following allegations that she used her contacts to secure an advantageous deal for Uber in London. ...
The money machine: how a high-profile corruption investigation fell apart image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:00:26 AM
....As both a financial centre that launders an estimated £100bn a year and a prime real estate market for the investors of crooked cash, London has a special responsibility in the fight against corruption – one that it has rarely accepted. The 2014 summit – much like David Cameron’s highly publicised global Anti-Corruption Summit in 2016 – was intended to show Britain’s determination to live up to its responsibilities. ...
Access to justice was once a worker’s basic right. Now it’s a costly luxury | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....Listen to the country’s top judge, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who admits that “our justice system has become unaffordable to most”. Look at our legal-aid system, slashed so heavily by David Cameron and Theresa May that the poor must act as their own trial lawyers, ready to be skittled by barristers in the pay of their moneyed opponents. ...
Record numbers rely on parental cash to buy a property image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:08:30 PM
....Under the Starter Homes programme, buyers aged between 23 and 40 will be able to buy homes at a 20% discount to the market value. The initiative, brought in by former prime minister David Cameron, will start in 30 areas of England and will apply to homes up to £250,000 in value, or £450,000 in London. ...
'Bank of mum and dad' making housing market more unfair, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....The report predicts that if the economy weakens, the proportion of first-time buyers being propped up by family will remain at about one third until 2025, but it will boom to 40% by 2029. Theresa May’s government earlier this year strayed from David Cameron’s “home-owning democracy” approach to housing and announced tougher regulation on landlords. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
....In 2014, Labour raised concerns about the promotion, claiming it was hurting independent traders nearby. The prime minister at the time, David Cameron, also gave his views on the issue, saying he could not see why people were complaining about it. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
. The former prime minister David Cameron two years ago coined the phrase “jobs miracle” to describe Britain’s economic recovery: an expression that has stuck among defenders of Conservative economic policy. ...
Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond to buy Panmure Gordon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:15:51 AM
....Diamond – once branded the “unacceptable face of banking” by Lord Mandelson – is choosing one of the City’s most venerable names for his comeback. Panmure Gordon was founded in 1876 and its alumni include David Cameron’s late father, Ian, who was a senior partner at the firm. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... On the other, private employers who can’t and won’t live up to the promises made by ministers and the models confected by mandarins. When David Cameron began his austerity cuts, his pledge was that the private sector would fill in the gaps left by the shrinking public sector. ...
The Scottish economy has strengths – but could it make a success of independence? | Larry Elliott image
....Convincing the Scottish people that they would be better off after independence proved beyond Alex Salmond in 2014. Project Fear failed to deliver for David Cameron in the EU referendum last June but it did the trick in Scotland 21 months earlier. ...
Energy companies ‘ripping off’ millions, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....” Penrose will propose a new “relative price cap”, under which customers cannot be transferred to a new deal more than 6% more expensive than their expired one. A recent report into the energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority, commissioned by David Cameron before the 2015 general election, found customers had paid £1. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....In 2008 price rises of 42% prompted Ofgem to hold an energy supply investigation, then in 2010 a retail market review. Little had changed by the time David Cameron pledged in 2012 that energy companies would be forced to put customers on the lowest tariff, then tried to restrict suppliers to offering a maximum of four tariffs to simplify the market. ...
The Falklands war hero fighting for his state pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
....However, it seems particularly odd that the UK is penalising people living in places that continue to be under its jurisdiction and sovereignty. In 2012 the then prime minister David Cameron described the overseas territories as “an integral part of Britain’s life and history”, and a white paper that year stated that “those living in the territories have a right to expect the same high standards of governance as in the UK, including in the areas of human rights, rule of law and integrity in public life”. ...
MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:48:53 PM
....”. David Cameron was also dragged into the row, after a video clip from Thursday’s Iraq and Afghanistan memorial unveiling appeared to show him saying to the defence secretary, Michael Fallon: “Breaking a manifesto promise, how stupid can you get?”. ...
Drive to replace UK-EU trade links with closer ties to Commonwealth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:21:20 PM
....Though still a long way from the extensive regulations of the EU single market, British leaders of the Commonwealth see a growing formal role for the body in economic harmonisation. Jonathan Marland, chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, and David Cameron’s former trade envoy, said: “I would like to see in the next 12 months, as we move to the Commonwealth summit, that we develop a standard of rules – which could be a Commonwealth accord – which identifies common business practices within the Commonwealth countries which countries can subscribe to. ...
Forget Brexit: housing is the key issue for Labour | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:04:31 PM
.... This is, of course, a policy that is both vicious and vacuous, and whose impacts will be felt in a rise in homelessness and the increased vulnerability of young people, especially those who are members of marginalised and at-risk groups. Even David Cameron’s government shied away from the idea. ...
May defends 'fair' National Insurance rise amid criticism image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:28:31 PM
....The Conservatives' last general election manifesto explicitly ruled out rises in National Insurance, VAT and income tax during the lifetime of the current Parliament. During the campaign, then Prime Minister David Cameron continually repeated the commitment in public and contrasted it with the "jobs tax" which he said people could expect under Labour. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....First of all, as proved by Hammond’s painful media rounds the morning after the budget, no amount of dissembling can disguise the fact that the NI hike is a brazen breaking of a 2015 Tory manifesto – “We can commit to no increases in VAT, income tax or national insurance” – which blurred out into no end of rhetoric about how the mere idea of pushing up national insurance was the stuff of economic calamity. Circa 2014-15, despite Labour’s denials that it planned any such thing, David Cameron habitually used warnings about a rise against Ed Miliband. ...
Hammond: Budget National Insurance rise due to 'new challenges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:44:28 AM
....The Conservatives' last general election manifesto explicitly ruled out rises in National Insurance, VAT and income tax during the lifetime of the current Parliament. During the campaign, the then Prime Minister David Cameron continually repeated the commitment in public and contrasted it with the "jobs tax" which he said people could expect if they elected a Labour government. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
....Philip Hammond has been accused of breaking a key Conservative manifesto pledge after his first budget announced increases in national insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed to help solve the funding crisis in social care. The chancellor’s attempt at a low-key package threatened to be overshadowed by a row over whether the plan to bring NICs for the employed and self-employed into line would both stifle enterprise and break a commitment made by David Cameron in 2015. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
....The Conservatives’ 2015 manifesto promised four times that the party would “not increase the rates of VAT, income tax or national insurance in the next parliament”. One of their key attacks on Labour was that Ed Miliband would raise NICs, in what David Cameron and George Osborne called a “jobs tax”. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....RM: The traditional ‘sin taxes’ on booze and cigarettes are not rising, but a new one is being introduced in the form of the sugar tax. It is one of the few flagship policies of David Cameron continued by May. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
....”. Pace said the scandal highlighted the City of London’s failure to combat money laundering, something that the previous prime minister, David Cameron, had identified as a key priority and which development agencies say is vital if the assets of African countries are not to end up being lost to corruption. ...
£220,000: the price super-rich will pay to keep their privacy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:04:29 AM
....There are 210 UK properties worth more than £20m owned by an offshore company or other “non-natural person” vehicle, according to 2015-16 HMRC tax receipt data. The number has fallen by less than 5% since the annual tax on enveloped dwellings (Ated) was introduced by David Cameron’s government in 2013. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....Universities in the UK have campaigned for overseas students not to be counted in net migration figures - and Lord Bilimoria said this had been privately accepted. "David Cameron told me, in a one-to-one discussion, that he would take them out of the figures after the referendum," he said. ...
Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market image
....Yet the peers’ report admits that “rising international prices for fossil fuels” were the main driver for energy bills going up over the period. Renewable energy subsidies on bills – the “green crap”, as former PM David Cameron reportedly called them – do add a cost. ...
Will Pirc squeeze Apple until the pips squeak? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....The conference will also debate Brexit but, strangely, Osborne is not listed to talk about that. Perhaps there might have been awkward questions about last year’s Project Fear campaign from Osborne and David Cameron. ...
Government failure to act means gender pay gap will remain, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:50:01 AM
....Conservative MP Maria Miller, who chairs the committee, said it was clear ministers had set their sights on reducing the pay gap between men and women, but would fail if they continued to ignore evidence to help achieve its goal. She said the pay audit introduced by David Cameron was only the start and should be supplemented with concrete support in the workplace, adding: “The government says there is no place for a gender pay gap in modern Britain and has restated its pledge to end the pay gap within a generation. ...
What use is sovereignty when MPs deny their conscience over Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
.... And it is all very well saying there should be another vote when the terms of departure are known, but much of the damage, in the shape of cancelled investment and diversion of economic activity to continental Europe, will already have been done. I am told that when those two old Bullingdon Club playmates met on neutral ground after the referendum, the foreign secretary said to David Cameron: “I ****** up, didn’t I?”. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
....On 24 January 2015 a private jet touched down in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. On board were a handful of Foreign Office officials, security personnel and the then prime minister, David Cameron, who was visiting the kingdom to pay his condolences following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... Banks across the west were still on life support. And David Cameron was imposing on Britons year on year of swingeing spending cuts. ...
'The UK is a tax haven' – Bermuda attacks plan to end financial secrecy image
.... This information is available to other governments on request, but not to the general public. Richards told the Guardian he would resist calls, first made by David Cameron in 2013, to open up the register. ...
PM to reaffirm green belt pledge despite plans to ramp up housebuilding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:34:41 PM
....Theresa May will this week reaffirm a Conservative commitment to protecting the green belt, despite unveiling a government strategy that aims to ramp up the pace of housebuilding to ensure 1m new homes are built by 2020. The prime minister will seek to reassure Tory MPs and grassroots activists who have expressed concerns about the plans that she will not be rolling back on a pledge made by her predecessor, David Cameron, during the last general election. ...
Theresa May to offer more security for renters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 11:44:42 PM
....A major shift in Tory housing policy in favour of people who rent will be announced by ministers this week as Theresa May’s government admits that home ownership is now out of reach for millions of families. In a departure from her predecessor David Cameron, who focused on advancing Margaret Thatcher’s ambition for a “home-owning democracy”, a white paper will aim to deliver more affordable and secure rental deals, and threaten tougher action against rogue landlords, for the millions of families unable to buy because of sky-high property prices. ...
BT shareholders will remember profit warning for years | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:47:06 PM
.... He never succeeded in ousting Rake, and dialogue with Barton seems a better tactic. Exciting news for delegates heading to Bangkok for the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in April: they will be addressed by David Cameron, who these days has time and appetite for such a gig. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
....The contents of the strategy are likely to focus on what sectors the government believes have potential, how they will be supported, and how it intends to develop skills, infrastructure and research and development. The prime minister established the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy soon after she succeeded David Cameron in July. ...

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