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.... Holmes said: “Our endorsements are made by a lawmaker’s scorecard, and their views on the issues that are important to our membership and the American business community, based on economic growth and job creation. In recent years, Republicans have scored higher than Democrats on issues of importance to the business community but we have maintained a bipartisan approach to the candidates we support and have bestowed awards such as the ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ award to Republicans and Democrats alike. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It could face resistance from fiscal hawks within his own party. Democrats are highlighting the fact that Mr Trump's own tax liability from his businesses would shrink under his blueprint, saving him millions. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. The Liberal Democrats’ education spokesman, John Pugh, said: “Theresa May’s insistence on using European citizens as bargaining chips is already leading to an exodus of academics from the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Vince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In a statement Wednesday, top Republicans called Mr Trump's principles "critical guideposts" for an overhaul. Meanwhile, Democrats are under pressure from their base to oppose Mr Trump. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But they could help the Conservatives attract centre-ground voters. Insiders told the Guardian that senior Tories believe they could lose 10 to 15 seats to the Liberal Democrats in the snap June general election. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The scheduled cuts for lower-income families come alongside tax breaks worth £5bn a year that predominantly benefit middle- and higher-income households. The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said the IFS analysis showed the Conservatives posed a “clear threat” to working people’s living standards, while the Liberal Democrats claimed the “savage cuts” would leave millions of households worse off. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In the end, Trump will only get his corporate tax cut implemented with the agreement of Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats will want to know how the president intends to make up for the loss of revenue that a cut of this magnitude will cause. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Between 1909 and 1914 the landed gentry, in the form of the House of Lords, effectively sabotaged an attempt to introduce LVT by the then Liberal government’s chancellor, David Lloyd George. In the most polarised election for decades, his words should inspire the Liberal Democrats and Labour now: “a fully-equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two dreadnoughts, but is much less easy to scrap”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Poor working families face big losses from benefit cuts, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 04:57:27 PM
....The scheduled cuts for lower-income families come alongside tax breaks worth £5bn a year that predominantly benefit middle- and higher-income households. The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said the IFS analysis showed the Conservatives posed a “clear threat” to working people’s living standards, while the Liberal Democrats claimed the “savage cuts” would leave millions of households worse off. ...
Reform property laws to reduce inequality | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:59:37 PM
.... Between 1909 and 1914 the landed gentry, in the form of the House of Lords, effectively sabotaged an attempt to introduce LVT by the then Liberal government’s chancellor, David Lloyd George. In the most polarised election for decades, his words should inspire the Liberal Democrats and Labour now: “a fully-equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two dreadnoughts, but is much less easy to scrap”. ...
In the small print image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:35:41 PM
.... In a statement Wednesday, top Republicans called Mr Trump's principles "critical guideposts" for an overhaul. Meanwhile, Democrats are under pressure from their base to oppose Mr Trump. ...
Voodoo Reaganomics won't save Trump on the Hill | Larry Elliot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
....In the end, Trump will only get his corporate tax cut implemented with the agreement of Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats will want to know how the president intends to make up for the loss of revenue that a cut of this magnitude will cause. ...
Trump seeks tax windfall for business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:20:53 PM
....It could face resistance from fiscal hawks within his own party. Democrats are highlighting the fact that Mr Trump's own tax liability from his businesses would shrink under his blueprint, saving him millions. ...
Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:39 AM
....”. The Liberal Democrats’ education spokesman, John Pugh, said: “Theresa May’s insistence on using European citizens as bargaining chips is already leading to an exodus of academics from the EU. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
.... Holmes said: “Our endorsements are made by a lawmaker’s scorecard, and their views on the issues that are important to our membership and the American business community, based on economic growth and job creation. In recent years, Republicans have scored higher than Democrats on issues of importance to the business community but we have maintained a bipartisan approach to the candidates we support and have bestowed awards such as the ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ award to Republicans and Democrats alike. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
. Vince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election. ...
Philip Hammond signals ditching of Tory 'no tax rise' pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 12:58:04 PM
....But they could help the Conservatives attract centre-ground voters. Insiders told the Guardian that senior Tories believe they could lose 10 to 15 seats to the Liberal Democrats in the snap June general election. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:22:54 PM
....The UK government’s decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to Australian bank Macquarie for £2. 3bn has been attacked by critics including the Liberal Democrats and Greenpeace as “politically dubious” and a “disaster”. ...
Green Investment Bank to be sold off in £2.3bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 08:54:43 PM
....An official announcement is expected to be made by Nick Hurd, the climate minister, on Thursday, the Guardian understands. Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green party have criticised the sale, questioning Macquarie’s track record and commitment to green energy. ...
Trump tax cut plan will be as big a flop as failed healthcare reforms | Nouriel Roubini image
.... Republicans point to Europe and other parts of the world where a VAT rate started low and gradually increased to double-digit levels, exceeding 20% in many countries. Democrats, too, have historically opposed a VAT, because it is a highly regressive form of taxation. ...
Up to 100,000 UK jobs at risk as Merkel and Juncker ally warns on euro clearing image
....”. The Liberal Democrats’ treasury spokesperson, Susan Kramer, said: “The hard Brexit chosen by this government is set to take a wrecking ball to the UK financial sector, threatening thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of tax revenue. ...
Lloyds to shrink hundreds of UK branches to two staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:29:14 PM
....In January, HSBC said it was shutting a further 62 branches this year, on top of 55 already earmarked for closure, while Yorkshire Building Society revealed it was closing 48 branches, 28 of which are Norwich & Peterborough outlets. Susan Kramer, the Treasury spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, said: “Lloyds and other banks are turning their backs on the communities that have been the foundation of its business for generations. ...
Leading City firms begin to lay groundwork for London jobs exodus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 01:06:02 PM
....”. The Liberal Democrats warned that JP Morgan’s potential Dublin deal and the new Brussels office for Lloyd’s were a sign that jobs could be lost in the City of London due to Brexit. ...
Energy price cap would damage competition, says SSE boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:29 PM
.... to the end of 2020,” said Matt Roderick, chief technology officer at the Data Communications Company, speaking at the Future of Utilities conference in London. The Liberal Democrats said efforts should be stepped up to accelerate the roll-out and increase awareness of smart meters. ...
Reusable incentives could slash disposable coffee cup waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 06:39:20 AM
....5bn disposable coffee cups thrown away each year because they believe coffee shop chains are already taking enough action to cut down waste. The environment minister Thérèse Coffey told the Liberal Democrats, who have urged the government to impose a 5p charge similar to that levied on plastic bags, that industry and chains were already doing enough voluntarily. ...
Improve shared parental leave to cut gender pay gap, urge MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 05:00:19 AM
....Organised by the Labour MP David Lammy, the letter to Justine Greening – who is minister for women and equalities as well as being education secretary – warns that the gender pay gap will never be tackled as long as women end up with disproportionate responsibility for childcare. The letter, signed predominantly by Lammy’s Labour colleagues but also a handful of Conservative MPs as well as those from the Scottish National party, Liberal Democrats and Greens, follows a report last month by the women and equalities committee. ...
No-deal Brexit 'would put UK in worst trading position of rich nations' image
....The foreign secretary was immediately contradicted by Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the Confederation of British Industry, who said such a move would be very bad for businesses and “a recipe for chaos on a number of fronts”. Open Britain, which groups a series of formerly pro-remain MPs from Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, said leaving with no deal would mean the UK “choosing the most extreme position of all major trading nations”. ...
Democrats question Trump 'conflict of interest' with Deutsche Bank investigation image
. Senior Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for a congressional investigation into the justice department’s handling of an ongoing inquiry into Deutsche Bank, saying that Donald Trump had conflicts of interest with the German bank, his biggest creditor. ...
Budget 2017: Self-employed 'tax raid' a 'rookie error' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 09:22:56 AM
....". Labour and the Liberal Democrats have criticised the change - as did more than a dozen Conservative MPs, including Iain Duncan Smith, John Redwood, Anna Soubry and Dominic Raab. ...
May defends 'fair' National Insurance rise amid criticism image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:28:31 PM
....Think tank backs NI rise. Labour and the Liberal Democrats criticised the change - as did more than a dozen Conservative MPs, including Iain Duncan Smith, John Redwood, Anna Soubry and Dominic Raab. ...
May and Hammond face serious Tory revolt over tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:59:51 PM
....”. The Liberal Democrats are also opposed, with their party leader, Tim Farron, saying ministers faced “a humiliating defeat over this OmNICshambles budget” and should change course. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
.... “The deficit is down but debt is still too high,” the chancellor said as he banked a one-off windfall from stronger-than-expected tax receipts since the EU referendum. The NICs move will boost Treasury revenues by just over £600m in 2019-20 but was condemned by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and some Conservatives. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
....Bill Clinton attempted to remake America’s healthcare system. He failed, leading to a stunning loss for Democrats in the 1994 midterm congressional elections. ...
Government defeated on Brexit bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:06:57 PM
....". Seven Conservative peers voted in favour of the amendment, which was proposed by Labour with the support of the Liberal Democrats. ...
Trump lays out hike in military spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:03:25 PM
.... . Mr Trump's plan is expected to face backlash from Democrats and some Republicans over the planned cuts to domestic programmes. ...
Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:03:58 PM
....”. Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrats’ former coalition government transport minister, praised Grayling’s thinking. ...
Ministers expected to soften impact of business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:03:22 PM
....His colleague, Bill Esterson, the shadow business minister, called for a “comprehensive overhaul” of the entire system. The Liberal Democrats are also attacking the government over the controversy, and have picked out individual companies badly hit including the restaurant featured in the hit television programme, First Dates, which will face a 37% increase in rates – equivalent to almost £27,000. ...
Business rate rises: government warns of 'campaign of half-truths' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:22:16 AM
....In an email to Tory MPs, Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, and David Gauke, the chief secretary to the Treasury, said there had been “a relentless campaign of distortions and half-truths” about a business rate revaluation and said most firms would not see a rise. However, ratings agency Gerald Eve and the Liberal Democrats, which have done separate analyses, say the figures have been underestimated. ...
Hammond in ‘listening mode’ on business rates after backlash from Tories image
....An analysis by the consultancy Gerald Eve was also reported to show that rates will only fall in 135 council areas, not the 259 claimed by the government. The controversy led to the Liberal Democrats accusing the ministers of misleading people with “half truths”. ...
Senators grill Janet Yellen on Republican plans to neuter Dodd-Frank Act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:35:18 PM
.... I would also hope that fiscal policy changes will be consistent with putting US fiscal accounts on a sustainable trajectory,” she said. The committee’s questions displayed the split between Republicans and Democrats in the wake of Trump’s victory. ...
Brexit weekly briefing: article 50 moves closer but EU dashes divorce deal hopes image
.... It isn’t a concession – it’s an ultimatum. The other amendment would have given all EU citizens in the UK permanent residency after Britain leaves the EU (although the Liberal Democrats say they are confident of enough cross-party support to get this one through the Lords, where the government’s Brexit bill heads next. ...
Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs exec, confirmed as treasury secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:50:03 AM
....Mnuchin was approved on a mostly party-line vote of 53-47 with Joe Manchin, a senator facing re-election in 2018 in conservative West Virginia, acting as the lone Democrat to vote in Mnuchin’s favor. The vote capped off yet another contentious debate in the Senate over Trump’s fledgling administration, as Democrats cried foul over Mnuchin’s ties to Wall Street. ...
Greece hopeful of imminent EU debt  deal     despite German warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:53:55 PM
.... “For that, Greece would have to leave the monetary union,” he said. His stance has been supported by Germany’s Liberal party, currently in opposition, but the Social Democrats, the junior coalition partner, have voiced concern. ...
Devil-may-care investors fall under spell of Trump-mania image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:31:01 PM
....Figures this week show borrowings by CCC-rated companies have increased by two-thirds in the past year. Trump needs to win over eight Democrats in the Senate to push through his agenda; that looks increasingly unlikely. ...
Democrats must do to the Dakota pipeline what they did to Betsy DeVos: resist | Kate Aronoff image
....Polling from October suggests that a majority of Americans believe the pipeline project was not properly reviewed. Among Democrats, a full 70% believe more study is needed – a study unlikely to come now that the army has called off its earlier demand for a thorough environmental impact study. ...
This belated Tory conversion to industrial strategy is tragic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:59:17 AM
.... But the odds are not good. The Liberal Democrats are playing a blinder in their opposition. ...
Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris image
.... Through the same prism, moreover, you might be able to discern something too often overlooked: that amid Trump’s lies and bigotry, there may lurk a political project of spectacular daring. In the way it put Trump on political ground long assumed to belong to the Democrats, one US columnist said the summit with the unions represented a “great act of political larceny”. ...
City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
....5bn disposable coffee cups thrown away each year because they believe coffee shop chains are already taking enough action to cut down waste. Environment minister Thérèse Coffey told the Liberal Democrats, who have urged the government to impose a 5p charge similar to that levied on plastic bags, that industry and chains were already doing enough voluntarily. ...
Supreme court rules parliament must have vote to trigger article 50 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 10:12:29 AM
....”. The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, confirmed his party would vote against article 50 unless people were given another vote on the final deal. ...
Trump didn’t kill TPP, the people did | Owen Jones image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:39:47 AM
.... There is no need to congratulate Trump’s bigoted regime or pretend he has assembled a cabinet that isn’t teeming with corporate interests. The Republicans didn’t co-operate with Barack Obama, and it would surely be a mistake for Democrats to normalise a deeply unpopular demagogue who actively threatens an admittedly already compromised democracy. ...
The Guardian view on industrial strategy: hot air but no liftoff | Editorial image
.... The 2007-08 financial crisis made an irrefutable case against the old hands-off approach, but it took most of a decade for that insight to penetrate the political mainstream. In the years of coalition government, the Liberal Democrats – picking up from New Labour’s Peter Mandelson – pushed for a more vigorous industrial strategy, although their occasional successes were overshadowed by the dominant economic narrative of fiscal contraction. ...
Bernie Sanders supports Trump's TPP order while McCain criticizes opting out image
....Following a meeting with a dozen executives from US manufacturers on Monday, Trump signed an executive order formally ending the US’s participation in the TPP. While the move was largely symbolic – leading Republicans and Democrats had both come out against the deal – it underlined the Trump administration’s determination to end decades of White House support for increased free trade. ...
Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership amid flurry of orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:46:50 PM
.... The policy also prohibits taxpayer funding for groups that lobby to legalize abortion or promote it as a family planning method. Republican administrations have tended to institute such a ban while Democrats have reversed it, most recently President Obama in 2009. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
.... “As we face an uncertain future and economy outside the EU, a new ‘active’ role for government cannot mean actively attacking rights and protections at work under the guise of deregulation and cutting red tape – we’ve been there before,” she said. The SNP and Liberal Democrats, who oppose the UK exiting the single market, were more sceptical. ...
ScotRail boss resigns after pressure over firm's performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 02:47:38 PM
....ScotRail said the those overall performance figures showed it was the UK’s second best performing franchise, proving that its service improvement strategy was starting to work. The Scottish Liberal Democrats said Yousaf should make an urgent statement to parliament on Verster’s departure. ...
'The swamp is Goldman Sachs': how the bank is rewarded for putting profits over people image
....”. And so conservatives have criticized Trump’s choice of Mnuchin, who has donated to Democrats in the past and who Goldstein calls “a banker’s banker”, noting that he is second-generation Goldman Sachs. ...
Trump is a conservative – but that won't stop him sending deficits soaring image
.... If there is less money to go around later, when the opposition party gets its turn in power, well, that’s just too bad. One only has to recall recent US economic history to confirm the insight of the Italian/Swedish model – and to see the absurdity of claims that Republicans always aim to balance the budget while Democrats always try to spend beyond the country’s means. ...
Austria to ask EU for right to hire locals ahead of other EU workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:02:15 AM
....Fears over immigration and unemployment have put the FPOe ahead in the polls. The pledge is seen as a bid to win back support to the Social Democrats, who last year were eliminated in the first round of the presidential election, along with their traditional mainstream rivals, the centre-right People's Party. ...
Green Investment Bank sale should raise red flags for Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:53:34 PM
. When it was launched by the coalition government in 2012, the Green Investment Bank seemed to be George Osborne’s sop to the Liberal Democrats and their heretical ideas about industrial strategies. ...
Auto industry's Trump fear: 'Everyone dreads being subject of a tweet' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
....Trump won thanks in large part to states where the auto industry is strongest. The Republican candidate took Michigan, home to the auto show and still the industry’s hub, from the Democrats for the first time since 1988 with a campaign that tore into companies that have sent those voters’ jobs abroad, especially to Mexico. ...
Green Investment Bank sale is 'deeply troubling', say Scottish ministers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 09:57:44 AM
....The sale of the Edinburgh-based bank, which supports offshore windfarms and other green projects, is expected to be agreed in January. But the Labour party, Liberal Democrats, Greens and former Conservative ministers have all raised concerns in recent weeks that privatisation may see the bank lose its environmental purpose. ...
Sturgeon: UK could stay in single market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 11:38:21 AM
....The Scottish Greens said it was clear that the only way to guarantee Scotland's European future, defend workers' rights, environmental protections and freedom of movement was as an independent nation within the EU. And the Liberal Democrats said the report was an "expensive exercise in Christmas window dressing, as the only option the first minister really wants to succeed is Scottish independence. ...
UK MPs unite to push for greater transparency from tax havens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:01:33 AM
.... It has won backing from a wide cross-party base of backbench MPs, including including Andrew Mitchell, the Conservative former international development secretary, and Nigel Dodds, the Democratic Unionist party’s Westminster leader. About 80 MPs – among them Greens, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, SNP and SDLP politicians – are due to add their voice to the amendment proposal. ...
Leak reveals Rex Tillerson was director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm image
.... His Exxon pension is worth about $70m. The Senate foreign relations committee is currently split 10 to 9 between Republicans and Democrats. ...
Donald Trump faces Senate backlash over ‘cabinet of billionaires’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
.... The criticism Trump objected to in Des Moines came from a New York Times editorial questioning the Trump administration’s seeming lack of interest in vetting nominees for potential conflicts of interest. Top Democrats and leading ethics and constitutional law experts have also raised concerns about Trump’s selection process. ...
Council tax can rise by 3% a year to help fund social care – Javid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:28:55 PM
....He said the money would add up to almost £900m for local authorities over the next two years and announced plans for a wider rethink of how to better integrate health and social care. But the plan was immediately criticised by Labour and Liberal Democrats for being ineffective and regressive as a tax, while some Conservatives also raised concerns that the funding does not go far enough. ...
Government Digital Service faces a brain drain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:51:44 AM
.... . Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, expressed concern at these departures. ...
Mackay to set out Scottish government budget plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:01:59 AM
....The Scottish Lib Dems meanwhile back raising income tax across all bands by 1p, generating funds for education services. Leader Willie Rennie said: "Liberal Democrats are proposing a modest penny on income tax that would deliver hundreds of millions of pounds that can be invested in our schools. ...
Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:01:29 PM
....In a statement, Mr Trump praised Mr Tillerson, 64, as among the "most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers" in the world. Mr Tillerson is said to have a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, alarming both Democrats and some Republicans. ...
Airbnb a solution to middle-class inequality, company says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:01:57 PM
....Airbnb says it is a solution to the problem of growing middle-class inequality that Donald Trump campaigned on, as it attempts to persuade local governments around the world of what it has to offer. Chris Lehane, head of global policy, told media in Sydney on Tuesday that a struggling middle class was a concern for both the Democrats and the Republican party in the recent presidential election campaign. ...
Four lessons from Donald Trump's US election victory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 11:42:09 AM
.... The party retained control of the Senate, even though more than twice as many Republican seats were up for re-election than Democratic seats, and it lost just a handful of House seats, far fewer than the 20 predicted. Moreover, the Republicans now control 33 governorships, compared with 16 for the Democrats, and have expanded their already large majorities in state legislatures. ...
Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt warns against 'eternal' interim deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:07:07 AM
....Sir Keir said Labour wanted to see tariff-free trade for UK businesses, no new "bureaucratic burdens", protection for the competitiveness of the services and manufacturing sectors and for workplace protections to be maintained. He also said Labour should not fall into the "trap" of trying to "frustrate" Brexit, saying the stance adopted by the Liberal Democrats - who are promising a second referendum on the terms of the exit package - "cannot heal the rift in our society". ...
Stepping back image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:08:00 AM
....She says anything that makes the Trump name more valuable - association with the presidency, for example - will still do so, regardless of whether Mr Trump is involved with day-to-day management or not. She points out, however, that the Democrats have little to teach Mr Trump. ...
King Rex? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 05:09:38 PM
.... . But Mr Tillerson's links to the Kremlin, which awarded him the Order of Friendship in 2013, and his lack of experience have drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, setting up a potential battle in his confirmation hearings in the Senate early next year. ...
Turn RBS into a building society says Co-op party chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 02:00:28 PM
.... In February 2010, in the run-up to the election that year, the Conservatives set out plans to sell RBS shares at a discount to the public. The following year, the Liberal Democrats set out ideas to give shares to everyone on the electoral register. ...
Wolfgang Streeck: ‘Look at London – it’s a second Rome. This is what an empire looks like’ image
.... In its deepest crises, he says, modern capitalism has relied on its enemies to wade in with the lifebelt of reform. During the Great Depression of the 30s, it was FDR’s Democrats who rolled out the New Deal, while Britain’s trade unionists allied with Keynes. ...
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will resign from position for second time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:55:14 PM
....The company overwhelmingly contributed money to the Clinton campaign – nearly $65,000 to Trump’s $1,400 in contributions. Schultz wrote a downbeat memo to staff when Trump won the election: “[L]ike so many of our fellow Americans – both Democrats and Republicans – I am stunned,” he wrote. ...
Mnuchin promises to boost US growth as Treasury boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:21:46 PM
....And while Republicans maintain control of both chambers of Congress, their grip on the Senate is less firm. There, Republicans are likely to hold only 52 seats, leaving the door open for Democrats to obstruct or delay any tax reform and prevent them from reaching the 60 votes needed. ...
Trump says he will 'leave business' to focus on presidency image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:23:56 PM
.... . He is already taking heat from Democrats. ...

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