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.... It said the used car market represented a significant opportunity and that it had seen a 23% increase in leads generated by its website in the first half of 2017. There has been plenty of pressure on car sales in recent months, with consumers facing political uncertainty from the Brexit vote and Theresa May’s snap general election, while the government also put forward plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to encourage a shift to electric vehicles. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Despite calls from politicians on all sides for more women to enter politics, the percentage of female candidates selected by parties to stand in council ward elections has flatlined, at around a third, since 2007. By contrast, there have been much faster gains in parliament – the number of female MPs elected rose by 9% in the 2017 general election compared with 2015. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Councils need 12,000 more women to close gender gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....Despite calls from politicians on all sides for more women to enter politics, the percentage of female candidates selected by parties to stand in council ward elections has flatlined, at around a third, since 2007. By contrast, there have been much faster gains in parliament – the number of female MPs elected rose by 9% in the 2017 general election compared with 2015. ...
UK car buyers turn to secondhand vehicles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:16:50 PM
.... It said the used car market represented a significant opportunity and that it had seen a 23% increase in leads generated by its website in the first half of 2017. There has been plenty of pressure on car sales in recent months, with consumers facing political uncertainty from the Brexit vote and Theresa May’s snap general election, while the government also put forward plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to encourage a shift to electric vehicles. ...
Advertise all UK jobs with flexible working to tackle pay gap – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:26:47 AM
.... Research from the Trades Union Congress shows that by 42, mothers who are in full-time work earn 11% less than women without children who work full-time. During the general election campaign, Theresa May pledged to tackle the “injustice” of the gender pay gap, pay disparity between ethnic groups and discrimination against disabled people. ...
10 years after the crash, alternatives are emerging | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 06:12:03 PM
.... But the rest of us are crying out for the kind of vision and courage displayed by the 1945 government that laid the foundations of the welfare state and built the council houses in which so many of us were happy to grow up. An early general election will provide an opportunity to test these competing visions – let’s hope the Tories don’t opt for the “lipstick on a pig” solution again (Tories count cost of hiring strategist, 9 August). ...
The experts strike back! How economists are being proved right on Brexit | Barry Eichengreen image
.... The Bank forecasts a whopping 20% decline in business investment in the coming years; Brexit’s champions predicted the opposite. The drop in confidence, some might object, reflects an inconclusive general election and a hung parliament, not the Brexit vote. ...
Minority ethnic families earning up to £8,900 less than white Britons image
.... The income growth for Bangladeshi households, for example, was nearly three times the rate of white British families, while Pakistani households also made up some ground. Theresa May promised during the general election to tackle the “injustice” of pay inequality, saying firms should be made to disclose how pay rates vary by ethnicity. ...
Crane spotters predict leaner times for UK builders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 11:01:05 PM
....The CPA has pencilled in growth of 1. 8% for 2019 but says the unprecedented economic and political uncertainties Brexit and the recent general election have created mean “risks around this forecast are considerable”. ...
Brexit-fuelled boom gives Dublin’s Celtic Tiger a reason to roar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 09:42:50 AM
....Ballaghaderreen has the lowest property prices in Ireland, with the average house valued at €58,000, compared with €548,000 in South County Dublin. The economic gloom in rural Ireland is widely attributed to governing party Fine Gael’s general election failure in 2016. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
Angry at British Gas price hike? Save your fury for the government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 07:12:54 PM
....5%? Maybe you are, but nobody who follows the energy market can claim to be surprised by it. Parent company Centrica signalled its move months ago and delayed implementation only because of the approach of the general election in May. ...
British motorists 'face 10% rise in car repair bills after hard Brexit' image
....The report concluded that WTO tariffs on automotive parts exported from the UK could cost the domestic industry up to £3bn in lost revenue, “with a potential impact on future investment and jobs”. Despite talk of no deal, many Brexit observers believe there has been a softening of the government’s stance since the general election, with increasing talk of the UK negotiating a transitional agreement. ...
Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade image
....The sharp fall in sterling triggered by the EU referendum result is having an adverse effect on Britain’s already weak public finances but has yet to bring about the expected improvement in the trade deficit, a Guardian analysis of the economic news of the past month shows. In a period in which business confidence took a hit from the government’s loss of its overall majority in the general election, the Guardian’s monthly tracker found little evidence that the impact of a more competitive currency was offsetting a slowdown in consumer spending caused by dearer imports. ...
The promise of a new era at Sports Direct must also mean new personnel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:48:36 PM
....But what did they expect? The deal could plainly have more impact in the UK than in Italy or Germany. Besides, the general election caused one delay to the regulatory process and elections are a risk even Murdochs must accept. ...
SSE loses 230,000 customers in 'highly competitive' UK market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:28:01 PM
....Of the big six, SSE has the highest percentage of customers – 91% – on standard variable tariffs, the default rates that bill-payers move on to when cheaper, fixed, deals come to an end. Such tariffs were criticised as a “rip-off” by Theresa May and ministers during the general election campaign, and both the Conservatives and Labour threatened to impose a price cap on them. ...
Let buyers borrow more on greener homes, urges report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
....Since 2015 when the government axed the green deal, its flagship energy efficiency policy, there have been no incentives for the so-called able-to-pay market despite the UK having some of the least efficient homes in Europe. During the general election campaign, the energy industry called for the next government to make energy efficiency a national priority to curb household bills and hit carbon targets. ...
Top 1% of households in UK fully recovered from financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 11:01:36 PM
....But while the rich have been thriving, the thinktank said the other 99% of UK households had found it more difficult to make ends meet. It added that the year running up to last month’s general election had seen weaker wage growth, higher inflation and frozen welfare benefits and that these offset any gains from rising employment. ...
Pension changes: Anger as workers hit with 'OUTRAGEOUS' tax hikes  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:42:00 PM
....Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, added: “Today’s news will come as a bitter blow to thousands of retirees who have used the pension freedoms to access some of their retirement pot from age 55. "Many had hoped the general election would put a legal spanner in the works and force policymakers to, at the very least, delay reducing the MPAA until April 2018. ...
The Tories have failed to fix the roof – and now storms are brewing | Larry Elliott image
....It was one of George Osborne’s most effective soundbites. Before, during and after the 2010 general election, the man who served as David Cameron’s chancellor for six years blamed his austerity measures on Labour’s failure to “fix the roof while the sun was shining”. ...
Heathrow night flights to continue until third runway is built image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:54:07 PM
....”. In the statement, Grayling acknowledged that the general election last month would lead to further delays on the parliamentary vote on expansion, which would now take place in the “first half of 2018”. ...
UK public finances face twin threat from Brexit and downturn, says OBR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:07:53 PM
.... People voted for £350m a week for the NHS, not a £36bn black hole in the public finances that could mean severe cuts to the NHS”. The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said years of austerity and the decision to gamble on a general election victory had left Britain in a weaker position going into the Brexit talks. ...
Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market image
....In Kenya, BAT has succeeded in delaying regulations to restrict the promotion and sale of cigarettes for 15 years, fighting through every level of the legal system. In February it launched a case in the supreme court that has already halted the imposition of tobacco controls until probably after the country’s general election in August, which are being contested by parliamentarians who have been linked to payments by the multinational company. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
....Theresa May will promise to avoid piling any additional red tape on to companies at the launch of a major government-commissioned report into the world of work, which sets out new protections for workers in the gig economy. The prime minister will use a speech – which is also about relaunching her premiership after losing her majority in the general election – to say her government will act to shore up the interests of those working in new insecure roles alongside traditional employees and the self-employed. ...
Bank of England warns it will go after firms looking to mask risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 04:03:22 PM
....“Across the wider market, we are observing – not from all firms, but definitely from a few– a shift in credit risk appetite as lenders compete with each other to find ways of widening the pool of available borrowers, increasing the size of loans available to them, or reducing the credit premium charged for inherently more risky loans,” he said. Woods’s remarks were initially prepared for delivery in May to the Building Societies Association but delayed because of the purdah period imposed once the general election was called. ...
Ending austerity means increasing taxes or deficit, warns thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Its report, Living With Austerity, said that given the curbs on spending since 2010 it was understandable that politicians would want to revisit the debate, but that they had to face up to the costs involved. Theresa May’s failure to win an overall majority in last month’s general election has led to many leading Conservatives – including the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, health secretary Jeremy Hunt and the education secretary Justine Greening, suggesting that the time has come to abandon the 1% cap on public sector pay. ...
British strawberries could cost 50% more because of Brexit, MPs told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 05:27:19 PM
....”. A home office minister told the inquiry earlier this year – which was cut short due to the general election – that a seasonal agricultural workers scheme could be introduced in six months if it was deemed necessary. ...
UK faces tightest squeeze on household incomes for five years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 12:57:38 PM
.... It was the steepest decline since the end of 2011 and driven by increasing prices of goods and services, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The figures add to evidence of falling living standards in the months running up to the general election when the Conservatives failed to win a majority. ...
City firm Nex to pay back donations made to Tory election candidates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:34:34 PM
. A City business run by a former Conservative party treasurer has agreed to pay back donations made to five of the party’s general election candidates running against Liberal Democrats following a shareholder revolt. ...
Jeremy Corbyn attacks use of zero-hours contracts at Glastonbury image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 02:01:38 PM
....”. Corbyn appeared on the festival’s Pyramid stage, where the crowd of tens of thousands repeatedly chanted: “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn,” weeks after depriving Theresa May of her majority at the general election. ...
UK services sector growth hits four-month low amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:39:28 AM
....”. Williamson said the surveys of business optimism revealed a steep decline following the general election and commencement of Brexit negotiations. ...
Public sector pay cap is matter for future budgets, says Grayling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:56:11 AM
.... But there had been hope that the controls could be eased for those sectors whose deals are set to be announced in the next couple of weeks – police, teachers and prison officers. Theresa May and the chancellor, Philip Hammond, have faced demands from dozens of their own MPs to ease the pain for families by raising pay and blocking school cuts after Jeremy Corbyn’s radical, anti-austerity Labour party stance secured gains in the general election. ...
Millions betrayed by Tories’ energy price cap U-turn, says Labour image
....Labour has accused the government of betraying millions of households after the energy regulator published proposals to extend a price cap for vulnerable customers that fell well short of the Conservatives’ election promises. Theresa May had pledged a price cap on energy bills for 17m families during the general election campaign, but the policy was missing from the Queen’s speech. ...
Brexit: British officials drop 'cake and eat it' approach to negotiations image
....British officials have quietly abandoned hope of securing the government’s promised “cake and eat it” Brexit deal, increasingly accepting the inevitability of a painful trade-off between market access and political control when the UK leaves the EU. Government insiders report a dramatic change of mood at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) since the general election, with growing Treasury influence helping force ministers to choose between prioritising economic interests or sovereignty. ...
Barclays sees the beak about the bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:59:20 AM
.... In the event of conviction, the offences carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine for the bank. The general election threw up all sorts of unwelcome surprises for Theresa May at the beginning of last month. ...
Fixed-odds betting terminal review delayed until autumn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 06:11:07 PM
.... Process is really important on this issue. The comment, issued via Twitter, came 24 hours after she expressed “frustration” in the House of Commons that the review will be delayed until October, blaming the general election for slowing parliamentary process. ...
Household income falling at fastest rate since 1976 as UK savings rates crash image
....Spending in the shops, new car sales and property transactions have all showed signs of weakness, and the Bank of England has expressed concern about rising levels of consumer debt. Monthly health checks on manufacturing, construction and services due next week will be scrutinised for signs that the hung parliament is now having an impact on business confidence, but the ONS figures show that the economy was already fragile when Theresa May called the general election. ...
George Osborne came within weeks of scrapping the penny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 06:47:41 AM
....George Osborne came within weeks of announcing plans to take 1p and 2p pieces out of circulation but was stopped by David Cameron who feared the symbolism of the Conservative party scrapping the penny, the Guardian has been told. Senior figures said the previous chancellor wanted to make the change in late 2015, after winning the general election, because copper coins cost more to produce than they were worth and people tended not to like them. ...
Consumer confidence is lowest since Brexit vote aftermath, survey finds image
....The monthly barometer of consumer mood from the market research firm GfK dropped to its lowest level since the aftermath of last summer’s EU referendum. Based on polling of 2,000 people before and after the inconclusive general election, the index hit -10 for June. ...
Jeremy Corbyn sacks three frontbenchers over single market vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 09:33:48 PM
....Mr Watson told the BBC he was "obviously a little disappointed that my colleague Chuka Umunna felt that he needed to move an amendment". He added: "I just felt that given we'd come out of the general election with such an unexpected result, and there's a real euphoria, to try and divide Labour MPs a week and a half in was a little disappointing. ...
The Tories must rein in Rupert Murdoch and block the Sky deal | Tom Watson image
.... Whatever plan they cooked up, it didn’t work. His UK newspapers failed to win a majority for May, despite their relentlessly negative coverage of Jeremy Corbyn and Labour before, during and after the general election. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid is now very likely to succeed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:01:16 PM
.... The CMA could even clear the deal outright and demand no undertakings at all on Sky News. An investigation would take six months, which introduces the risk of events intervening (another general election and a Labour government?), but that’s life. ...
Osborne gets job number six – an honorary professorship in Manchester image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:40:34 AM
....Since Osborne took the helm of the Evening Standard, its coverage of Theresa May’s government has been unashamedly pugilistic. He told the Andrew Marr Show shortly after the general election that the prime minister was “a dead woman walking”. ...
UK in credit splurge despite pay squeeze, Bank figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:37:19 AM
....With the City detecting that the Bank is edging closer to its first increase in borrowing costs since the start of the financial crisis a decade ago, sterling briefly rose above $1. 30 on the foreign exchanges to its highest level since the general election three weeks ago. ...
Labour MPs warn ministers against ‘grubby deal with Murdochs’ over Sky image
....However, John Whittingdale, Bradley’s Conservative predecessor as culture secretary, praised her for the “scrupulous” handling of the takeover and played down concerns about the impact of media plurality, suggesting that the deal should go through. “When it comes to plurality, it is increasingly obvious – and the general election bore this out – that the printed press are of a waning influence and the real media giants today are Google and the social media giants,” he said. ...
Stagecoach says it has overpaid for East Coast rail contract as profitability plunges image
.... Operating profit in its rail division, which also includes the East Midlands and South West franchises, slumped from £67m to £31m. The company blamed factors including low consumer confidence related to Brexit and the general election, terrorism, and low fuel prices encouraging people to drive or fly. ...
Consumer confidence collapsed after general election, YouGov finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 11:05:13 PM
. Consumer confidence slumped in the 12 days after the general election to its lowest level since the aftermath of last year’s Brexit vote, as households were unnerved by the impact of a hung parliament. ...
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
....Labour’s approach has thus far been one of studied ambiguity. To put up a decent show in the general election in June, Corbyn needed to hold together a coalition of leave voters in the north and Midlands with remain voters in London and the other big cities. ...
The Observer view on the housing crisis | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:05:13 PM
....If something good is to come of the Grenfell Tower disaster, it will be the attention it brings to the current state of housing in Britain, in particular for people on low incomes. Politicians should also be motivated by the role housing played in mobilising young voters in the general election. ...
Life swap … landlords are being given the chance to live like their tenants image
....The moves were warmly welcomed by campaign group Generation Rent, which says it is “testament to the power of renters when we get organised”. But the National Landlords Association condemned the move as “a political gesture from a government desperate to court voters who supported their opponents at the last general election”. ...
Triple lock on pensions will go eventually, says pensions secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:15:54 PM
....”. Gauke, who has been in his cabinet post for 10 days, said the benefits freeze would remain despite post-general election calls for an end to the austerity era. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
.... But the services industry disappointed, losing momentum as firms cited a drop in demand. Sofa chain DFS became the latest business to complain of tough trading conditions last week when it blamed a sharp drop in orders on the upheaval created by the general election as well as the general air of uncertainty hanging over the economy. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
....Campaigners have accused the Department for Transport of suppressing the report, which was submitted in December and was believed to be ready for publication in early April. A DfT spokesman said the report was very technical , had needed to be assessed by a number of bodies and had been published “as soon as practically possible” after the general election. ...
Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
....”. Hammond, who campaigned for remain in the referendum and has been arguing in cabinet against the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, said the result of the general election had shown that the country was “weary after seven years of hard slog repairing the damage of the great recession”. ...
UK economy will slow amid Brexit talks and pay squeeze, warns CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:01:49 PM
.... “But with uncertainty still holding back larger spending projects, we expect investment to wane over the course of 2018,” the outlook added. The forecasts were compiled before the general election, which resulted in Theresa May losing her parliamentary majority. ...
Philip Hammond hints government will ease up on austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:51:43 AM
....Asked whether he would go ahead with £3bn of cuts to local government funding, he replied: “We’ve set out a series of measures that are already legislated for. We have other proposals that we will now have to look at again in the light of the general election result and in the new parliament. ...
Philip Hammond under pressure to spend to lure voters back to Tories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 03:00:41 PM
....4bn from cracking down on non-doms. One of Labour’s most popular policies was the pledge to scrap higher education tuition fees and reinstate maintenance grants, and the Tories might face pressure to match it if they are to secure a younger vote that could be the swing demographic in the next general election. ...
Morrisons' indignation over shareholder rebellion is misplaced | Nils Pratley image
....4m a year ago – is rightly being taken as a worrying sign for the sector. DFS blamed “customer uncertainty regarding the general election and the uncertain macroeconomic environment”. ...
DFS warns over profits in latest sign of UK spending squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:32:26 AM
....A surprise profit warning from sofa chain DFS has sent shockwaves through the high street, as concerns grow that Britons’ spending power is being squeezed by higher living costs. The chief executive of DFS, Ian Filby, blamed a sharp fall in orders in recent weeks on the upheaval created by the general election as well as the general air of uncertainty hanging over the economy. ...
UK car insurers saw losses of £3.5bn in 2016 due to new compensation rules image
.... Young drivers will undoubtedly have to bear the brunt of the increase due to the disproportionate number of larger claims they cause. A fundamental review of Ogden and the government’s proposed whiplash reforms are increasingly urgent for consumers and must not be abandoned in the aftermath of the general election. ...
Theresa May is warned: don't break election vow on energy price cap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:33:11 PM
....If the government did opt for a relative cap it would mark a distinct change of direction – the Conservative party said during the election campaign that the cap would be an absolute one. Greg Clark, who has retained his position as business secretary, also said on the day of the general election: “We will get Ofgem to set an absolute cap. ...
Mulberry says terrorism and election uncertainty may have hit UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:00:13 PM
. New designs and website improvements lifted sales and profits at Mulberry in the last year, but the British brand has warned that uncertainty around the general election and terrorist attacks hit UK sales in recent months. ...
Google and Facebook face penalties if they don't stop online hate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:22:44 PM
....The French president called the agreement “a very concrete plan of action to curb jihadist propaganda on the internet”. Regulating extremist content online was a key feature of May’s response to the terror attacks at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and on London Bridge, which both occurred during the general election campaign. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
.... Manufacturers were most optimistic about hiring but the outlook for the public sector was far gloomier, with a majority of employers looking to cut jobs. The poll, conducted during campaigning for the snap general election, found a net balance of 7% of manufacturers expected to increase their workforce over the coming quarter. ...
Bosses are right: political uncertainty will damage the economy | Nils Pratley image
....Mullen got the job in the middle of the campaign and immediately disassociated himself from his predecessor Richard Glynn’s letter-signing tendencies. “Our business is to take bets on the general election, not to tell people how to vote,” said Mullen. ...
House sales in Greater London slump by almost a third in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:01:18 AM
....8%. Acadata said there was little sign that the general election had dampened the market in May, but there had been a long-term shift in activity. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....That chimes with recent signs the UK economy is struggling to eke out growth this year and has fallen behind its peers as the effects of last summer’s Brexit vote start to bite. Economists are worried that the inconclusive result of last week’s snap general election will add to the mood of uncertainty among consumers and businesses alike. ...
Farming is a fresh field for Michael Gove's slash and burn politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:08:48 PM
.... Johnson was the affable public face of Brexit; but many senior Tories believe Gove brought an intellectual heft that helped make the cause politically respectable. Downing Street suggested that Gove’s appointment was a “bold move”, underlining erstwhile rivals, as she rebuilds her authority in the wake of Thursday’s general election result. ...
If hard Brexit is dead, the odds on a chaotic one have shortened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....The immediate problem is that the negotiating clock is now ticking. May’s biggest mistake – bigger than the botched manifesto, the U-turns and her arrogantly aloof approach to campaigning – was to trigger article 50 before calling the general election. ...
While Corbyn inspired the young, May was terrifying the old image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....”. It is a sentiment echoed by millions of voters, many of them newly registered millennials, who used the general election to demand many things from MPs, including a softer Brexit than the one planned by May. ...
Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad image
....British tourists travelling to the continent this summer will lose hundreds of euros in exchange rates compared with two years ago, as ongoing political turmoil continues to hit sterling. Holidaymakers buying €1,000 can now expect to pay around £879 after sterling dropped as markets reacted to the result of the snap general election. ...
UK economy now in the fog of election uncertainty | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 07:15:28 AM
.... Labour’s manifesto was, if not the longest suicide note in history, the second longest. Opinion polls were pointing to a Tory majority of about 100, which is what Thatcher got in her second general election victory. ...
Markets edge down as fears surface on size of Tory majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 04:46:15 PM
....98, as investors also digested the decision by the European Central Bank to rule out further interest rate cuts, and watched the US Senate testimony from ex-FBI director James Comey for any implications for the Trump administration. David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said the FTSE 100 was down because dealers were concerned about the outcome of the UK general election. ...
How will the City react to a Tory or Labour general election victory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:10:38 AM
. Major financial firms will have traders and analysts stationed at their desks by 10pm on Thursday, in time for the exit polls which will give first indication of the result of the snap general election. ...
Election exacerbating UK property slowdown, say surveyors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:19:01 PM
. Uncertainty over Thursday's general election result has contributed to the recent slowdown in the housing market, according to property surveyors. ...
General Election: Four ways the result could affect expats in the EU image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 04:02:00 PM
. While some issues, like pensions, hang over every general election, tomorrow’s vote puts the ballot box in charge of some once-in-a-lifetime decisions. ...

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