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Two ex-HBOS bankers among six convicted over corruption which cost the collapsed bank £250m

Hayley Kirton More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp whatsapp Two ex-HBOS bankers among six convicted over corruption which cost the collapsed bank £250m Meanwhile, Lynden Scourfield, 54, once head of the HBOS department responsible for businesses in financial difficulty, pleaded guilty to his part in the scheme in August 2016.The court was told David Mills bribed Scourfield, with lures including cash, lavish holidays and prostitutes, to push troubled businesses to engage with Quayside Corporate Services, Mills’ turnaround firm, if they wanted to obtain further funding from HBOS. Scourfield then advanced sums of money to these businesses so large it was clear they could never be repaid. This allowed Mills, his wife, Bancroft and Cartwright to charge through the nose for their consultancy services, and, in some cases, Mills and Bancroft swooped in to take over the businesses for their own benefit.Many of the businesses caught up in the scheme eventually went into liquidation, leading to job losses, financial hardship, breakdowns of marriages and serious ill-health for those involved. “Many people have had their lives ruined by the corrupt behaviour of Lynden Scourfield, David Mills and their associates,” said Stephen Rowland, specialist prosecutor from the Crown Prosecution Service Specialist Fraud Division Six people, including two ex-HBOS bankers, have been convicted over claims they drove businesses into the ground for their own gain, running up losses of around £250m for the now collapsed bank.Former banker David Mills, 60, his wife Alison Mills, 51, his associates Michael Bancroft, 73, and Tony Cartwright, 72, and HBOS employee Mark Dobson, 56, were all found guilty today at Southwark Crown Court after a five-month trial.  Share Monday 30 January 2017 8:56 pm “Scourfield worked in a section of his bank which was supposed to help struggling businesses but instead, motivated by greed, he went about stripping them of their assets.”The convicted six are due to be sentenced on Thursday. A sixth man, Jonathan Cohen, 60, has been acquitted. read more

We should roll back the barriers to growth post-Brexit – not employment rights

Monday 13 February 2017 4:15 am For years, some of the people I’ve encountered on the Westminster circuit have argued that one of the principal reasons for the UK to leave the EU is employment law. For this hardy bunch, and their tight circle of business supporters, rolling back employment legislation always seemed to be the answer to everything that ails Britain.Yet as the Prime Minister prepares to trigger Article 50, the diverse business communities I represent across the UK show scant appetite for a bonfire of employment rights. When asked, most say that the current balance of rights and responsibilities between employers and employees is, well, about right. Share Read more: The chancellor should ignore siren calls for more fiscal stimulusWhat we see in Chamber business communities across the UK are firms of all sizes that are absolutely dedicated to getting things right. They are proud of the close relationships they nurture between management and employees, but they are frustrated to be lumped in as part of the problem rather than part of the solution.So it’s time to start shining a light on those many firms that are doing the right thing. The companies that go above and beyond in working in local schools, in developing great training, in retaining staff and in building the sort of workplace culture that breeds loyalty, pride and productivity. Put simply, it’s time to celebrate Britain’s “civic businesses”; the anchors of local economies and communities all across the UK.Read more: Why purpose is key to success in twenty-first century businessThese firms – often privately owned, sometimes decades old, and rarely household names – are the unsung heroes of the British economy. Many are run by people who live, raise their families and spend their leisure time in the same communities where they work. They employ millions, prioritise investment and long-termism over short-term dividends and executive remuneration, go above and beyond their basic legal obligations to their people – and provide a great example to others.Put simply, most firms I see across the UK realise that a business is only as good as the people that drive it, and build a culture of trust to match. Now if only these firms – and their strong civic commitment – got as much attention as the few bad apples that seem to take up most of the media column inches. As a business lobbyist, I would have argued five or 10 years ago that big new obligations were being piled on, and that the balance between employers and employees was tipping in the wrong direction. But today, the message we get from businesses is that this is no longer at the top of their list of concerns.Read more: Unleash Britain’s competitive dynamo with even bigger corporation tax cutsTo be absolutely clear, firms don’t want expensive new employment regulation post-Brexit, or for the UK government to add on obligations that make them less competitive in a fast-changing world. But neither do they want a return to the Victorian era. If anything, most businesses are frustrated more by the arcane bureaucracy around their responsibilities as employers, rather than the core duties themselves.So when the Prime Minister reiterated the government’s commitment to maintaining employment rights in her recent Brexit speech, it barely caused a ripple.While endless attention is focused on the small number of high-profile firms that are guilty of breaking either the letter or the spirit of the law when it comes to employment and wage rights, almost none is focused on what the other 99 per cent-plus of businesses think. whatsapp Adam MarshallDr Adam Marshall is director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. director general, British Chambers of Commerce We should roll back the barriers to growth post-Brexit – not employment rights These businesses are, by and large, indignant that their good reputation is brought into disrepute by a small number of their peers.Read more: Regulation, regulation, regulation: What to expect in 2017They are indignant that successive governments have loaded them with huge up-front costs and taxes – from business rates to new tax compliance measures to new immigration charges – all of which make employing and investing in people far more costly than compliance with basic employment regulations. And they are indignant that the courts, both in the UK and at European level, have delivered successive verdicts that have warped basic rights and responsibilities into complex, unworkable and expensive conundrums.For example, the maximalist decisions on holidays and bonuses that have left companies trying to calculate what a staff member on holiday would have made in commissions, had they been at work at all. Or being told they must give an employee back holiday days for injuries the employee suffers due to their own personal sporting or leisure choices while on holiday.Rulings like these must end. While businesses will largely accept the core employment rights enshrined during the UK’s membership of the EU, they would be angered if such extreme interpretations continued following Brexit. whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com read more

Sterling falls after EU pounds May’s Chequers deal

first_imgFriday 21 September 2018 11:57 am whatsapp Following an abrupt rejection of the Prime Minister’s Chequers agreement at Salzburg yesterday, the pound fell 0.6 per cent lower against the dollar and the euro, hitting $1.318 and €1.12 respectively.Read more: May’s Brexit plan ‘will not work’ says EU in devastating blow to PMLast week Britain’s currency picked up following comments from the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, that seemed to offer a breakthrough on Brexit, with Sterling breaking the $1.30 mark for the first time in three weeks.However, the EU’s dismissal of May’s flagship Chequers plan yesterday pushed the pound back down.Later today Dow Jones is set for another record-breaking session, with the futures having the index adding 60 odd points after the bell – a move that would see it open above 26700 for the first time ever. Read This Next’The Blacklist’ Fans Are Not Happy They Didn’t Find Out What Was in ThatThe Wrap’The Blacklist’ Finale All But Confirms Long-Held Fan Theory About Red’sThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?Vegamour15 Surprises About the Original ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ From CastThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourBest Restaurants in America, GAYOT’s Annual Restaurant AwardsGayotThe 15 Best Friendship Moments in ‘The Bold Type’ (Photos)The Wrap Share Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell said: “The rather abrupt rejection of the infamous Chequers deal by the EU, alongside a brewing Tory rebellion in the UK, has sterling once again mulling over a potential no-deal Brexit, with the added seasoning of a potential Conservative leadership challenge at some point down the road.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvdzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.com Sterling took a further beating this morning after Theresa May’s botched attempts to woo European officials ended in disaster. whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy Sterling falls after EU pounds May’s Chequers deal Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

RBS and Nordea dropped from the list of the world’s most important banks

first_imgFriday 16 November 2018 3:40 pm whatsapp The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Nordic bank Nordea have been removed from a list of the world’s most important banks by the Financial Stability Board (FSB).The FSB’s list is a compilation of all banks required to hold extra capital equivalent to at least one per cent of its risk-weight assets, due to their size and impact on the global financial system. RBS led the drop, falling more than nine per cent and losing £2.76bn off its value. Today, its share price slid a as much as another 4.8 per cent.An RBS spokesperson said this afternoon: “We note this decision by the FSB which reflects our progress in building a much simpler, safer UK-focused bank.” RBS and Nordea dropped from the list of the world’s most important banks Emily Nicolle French bank BPCE, meanwhile, was added to the list this year.The list began in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, in order to gain the help of large banks in shielding taxpayers from any future crashes.RBS was at one point the world’s largest bank, before needing a bailout by the UK government in the wake of the crash. The bank is now majority-owned by the government, meaning that the released capital previously reserved for the list could now be returned back to UK taxpayers.The news comes in the wake of more than £6bn being wiped off the collective value of RBS, Lloyds and Barclays in a single day yesterday, as turmoil over Theresa May’s Brexit deal hit the banking sector.center_img whatsapp Tags: Brexit Company Royal Bank of Scotland Group More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Sharelast_img read more

Alibaba-backed dockless bicycle startup Ofo facing bankruptcy

first_img Ofo last raised funds in March earlier this year, netting an $866m fundraising round which was led by Alibaba. Ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, which participated in Ofo’s $700m fundraising round last year, was said to be in talks to buy Ofo in August.The startup has not fared well in London to date, having recently withdrawn from several boroughs across the capital due to widespread vandalism of its bikes.A spokesperson for Ofo has been contacted for comment. Emily Nicolle whatsapp According to reports from the Financial Times, Ofo founder Dai Wei told employees in a letter today that the business has been burning through cash as a result of “not being able to correctly assess the changing external environment from the end of last year”.”I’ve thought countless times … of even dissolving the company and applying for bankruptcy,” Dai said.”For the whole of this year we’ve borne immense cash flow pressure. Returning deposits to users, paying debts to suppliers, in order to keep the company running we have to turn every renminbi into three.”The FT reported that more than 10m Chinese users have attempted to apply for refunds on their deposits for the scheme, which costs 99 yuan (£11.36). Rival firm Mobike is said to be in a similar financial position, with industry estimates putting the firm’s cash burn rate at $50m per month, compared to Ofo’s estimated $25m. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo has reportedly considered filing for bankruptcy, after coming under “immense” financial pressure resulting from a lack of cash flow.The firm, which operates a yellow dockless bicycle scheme across London and in other cities, has raised more than $2.2bn (£1.7bn) in funding since it was founded in 2014 from the likes of tech giant Alibaba. whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostUndoFinancial 10NHL Player’s Wife Is Hands Down The Most Beautiful Woman In The WorldFinancial 10UndoTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndo Tags: Trading Archive Share Alibaba-backed dockless bicycle startup Ofo facing bankruptcy Wednesday 19 December 2018 4:09 pmlast_img read more

The heating revolution is firing up

first_img Opinion Share whatsapp Friday 15 February 2019 7:54 am City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Tags: Trading Archive These changes came from relatively underwhelming beginnings. Who would have predicted the jump from a pay-as-you-go Nokia 3310 to the smart devices we can’t take our eyes off today? Systems once boring and functional have morphed beyond recognition, creating whole new sectors of innovation.Yet one sector has been overlooked, seen as too complicated and held in stasis by a powerful incumbent industry: the way we heat our homes.It can be hard to rouse excitement over heating, save for a week or two of midwinter chill. But keeping warm at home accounts for one of the largest domestic outgoings, and around 20 per cent of national carbon emissions.The current set-up stands alone in its antiquity. Paying per unit of fuel consumed, with no real awareness of how much the bill will be until it comes through the letterbox (or inbox), is a backwards way of providing a basic element of a comfortable home life.Imagine if we paid for internet by the byte, still forked out 10p to send a text, or didn’t know how much petrol we had used until a monthly bill arrived. whatsapp The heating revolution is firing up One of these is heat networks, where hot water is pumped around a number of homes from one centralised source. Common in other countries, this is a great way to modernise our heating systems, saving both energy and carbon emissions in the process.Other low-carbon options include switching the gas grid to hydrogen, or sucking heat from the air or ground and pumping it into buildings.Curbing the amount of energy we waste from our homes would represent another huge leap forwards. The UK’s housing stock is among the leakiest in Europe, with the majority of new homes being built to lower standards than we might expect.We generate a vast amount of heat only for it to escape through roofs, walls and windows. This extra demand not only represents a huge amount of wasted money, but also adds to our chronic trade deficit with fossil-fuel rich countries, and increases the risk of another cold-related scare, as seen during last year’s “Beast from the East”.For the first time in decades, there is momentum for change in the heating sector – momentum that will fuel innovation and give the UK a head start on a nascent global industry.Far from being dull, how we heat our homes is on the verge of kick-starting another revolution. Fortunately, change is coming. With a potential market of close to 30m houses and legally-binding carbon emission targets in its sight, British industry is looking to modernise how we heat our homes.We have already seen sparks of the revolution in innovative metering systems, made by the likes of Nest and Hive. But this only the start.Shifting towards heat as a service, whereby homes pay a fixed cost for, say, a guaranteed temperature during certain hours in the winter months, would free up the concerns that many have around keeping warm. It would also allow bundling of other services that take the stress out of broken-down boilers and frozen pipes, and would make it easier to apply discounts to help the most vulnerable in society.But why stop there? The same logic that has led people to lease rather than own individual items, cutting down on maintenance costs, can be applied to the 22m gas boilers in homes up and down the country, which sit dormant for the vast majority of the time.There are a multitude of new ways to keep warm, negating the need for most us to buy and maintain a fairly complicated and expensive bit of kit. There is a revolution happening. The way in which we own assets and pay for goods – unchanged for centuries – is being turned on its head.Ownership is waning and the heyday of pay-as-you-go services is coming to an end. We now overwhelmingly lease cars instead of buying them, pay for communications as a service rather than for each call made or email sent, and open up our homes to strangers to make some extra cash during holidays abroad. 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City Moves for 7 March 2019 – Who’s switching jobs at Oliver Wyman, Croud and Fieldfisher?

first_img City Moves whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 7 March 2019 7:17 am Tags: City Moves Share Today’s City Moves include Oliver Wyman, Croud and Fieldfisher.Oliver WymanDavid Gillespie has today been appointed head of UK and Ireland at global management consultancy Oliver Wyman. In his new role, reporting to Davide Taliente, head of EMEA, Gillespie will lead the firm’s UK businesses while continuing to head up its established UK banking and organisational effectiveness practices. An Oliver Wyman alumnus, David re-joined the firm in 2016 after a senior career in UK banking. He is a graduate of Oxford University in Modern History and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Programme. Taliente said: “Since returning to Oliver Wyman two years ago, David has established himself as a leader of transformation work for major organisations and on organisational agility more broadly. As the UK and Ireland continue to face a highly challenging environment across all sectors, I have no doubt that David will further grow the business by mobilising our partner team to deliver tangible and differentiating support for clients.”Croud Global digital marketing agency Croud has announced the appointment of Mark Bond as its chief operating officer. In this newly-created role, Mark will be responsible for overseeing all global business operations. Beginning his career in marketing, Mark went on to spend 18 years at telecoms giant Vodafone UK, where he held several senior roles including both sales and marketing director and UK customer operations director. Mark was a founding director of the mobile operator’s joint venture, Weve, the mobile marketing partnership between O2, Vodafone and EE. Prior to his new role at Croud, Mark held a number of other UK board roles, and was most recently the vice president of airline training consultancy L3. Based in Croud’s London HQ, Mark will oversee the operations teams in global offices across the UK, the US and Australia. He will report into the founder and chief executive, ex-Google executive Luke Smith.FieldfisherLeading commodities lawyer Rashpaul Bahia has joined European law firm Fieldfisher as a partner. Since April 2018, Rashpaul has been advising Morgan Stanley on the build out of its EMEA power and gas trading business. He was previously a partner at Reed Smith. At Fieldfisher, Rashpaul will help build the firm’s commodities trading practice. Rashpaul’s energy and commodities trading experience covers power, gas, LNG, oil, coal, metals and agricultural products, and his transactional experience has focused on asset- backed solutions for clients. Prior to five years at Reed Smith from 2013, he also spent over 13 years at McDermott Will and Emery where he became partner in 2011. City Moves for 7 March 2019 – Who’s switching jobs at Oliver Wyman, Croud and Fieldfisher? More From Our Partners Bill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com last_img read more

May presses EU to commit to Brexit backstop changes as parliament vote approaches

first_img whatsapp May presses EU to commit to Brexit backstop changes as parliament vote approaches More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Share Tags: Brexit People Theresa May “We are both participants in this process. It is in the European interest for the UK to leave with a deal.“We are working with them but the decisions that the European Union makes over the next few days will have a big impact on the outcome of the vote.”But Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Sir Keir Starmer, said today that the Prime Minister “will not be able to deliver the changes she promised to her failed Brexit deal”.Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that a deal was “entirely possible” if the EU becomes more flexible, saying the EU will be to blame if Brexit “ends in acrimony”.Yesterday chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC: “If the Prime Minister’s deal does not get approved on Tuesday then it is likely that the House of Commons will vote to extend the Article 50 procedure, to not leave the European Union without a deal, and where we go thereafter is highly uncertain.” MPs dislike the Brexit deal’s backstop arrangement, designed to stop the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.But the UK cannot quit the arrangement of its own accord, sparking fears that it will remain tied into a customs union with the EU indefinitely.If May’s deal is voted down on Tuesday, a vote the following day will take place on whether the UK should crash out without an agreement.Read more: Clock ticking: EU gives May until tomorrow to solve Brexit backstopIf that proposal is rejected, a further vote on Thursday will decide whether or not to delay Brexit. center_img Friday 8 March 2019 9:46 am Joe Curtis The Prime Minister is set to urge the EU to commit to legally binding changes to the so-called Irish backstop today, as she seeks to get her Brexit deal through parliament.Read more: Theresa May is a home secretary dressed up as Prime Minister Theresa May will say the EU’s decisions can “have a big impact on the outcome” of MPs’ second vote on the deal early next week.May’s Brexit deal was rejected in a historic defeat for a government in December, but since then ministers have petitioned Brussels for changes – though none have been forthcoming.Yesterday the EU gave May a deadline of today to present “acceptable” proposals to break the deadlock.Parliament is set to vote on any changes May wins to the deal on 12 March, ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure date of 29 March.On a visit to Grimsby today, the BBC reports that May will say: “Just as MPs will face a big choice next week, the EU has to make a choice too. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting FactorUndoJournalistatePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowJournalistateUndoMoney VersedWoman Shares The 5 Words She Said That Left Her Boyfriend In AweMoney VersedUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndo last_img read more

Eurostar services suspended because of pro-Brexit protester at St Pancras

first_img Tags: Brexit Eurostar services suspended because of pro-Brexit protester at St Pancras Eurostar services were suspended this morning after a pro-Brexit protester trespassed on the railway.Eurostar said this morning that services were suspended and urged passengers not to travel. https://twitter.com/Eurostar/status/1111889309727113216 whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org James Booth Read more: Brexit march descends on Westminster as MPs reject May’s deal Share Read more: Eurostar could be ‘plunged into chaos’ in no-deal BrexitIt later said the trespasser had been apprehended but still said people should avoid travelling if it was possible.https://twitter.com/Eurostar/status/1111913898016473089The delays today follow chaos last night, also caused by a pro-Brexit protester who climbed on a roof at St Pancras where he spent the night.A 44-year old man has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of trespass and obstruction of the railway. Saturday 30 March 2019 9:17 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndolast_img read more

Protesters vow to stage ‘huge’ anti-Trump demonstration if state visit goes ahead

first_img whatsapp Protesters vow to stage ‘huge’ anti-Trump demonstration if state visit goes ahead The National Police Chiefs’ Council estimated the police operation for the 2018 visit cost nearly £18m.Sabby Dhalu from campaign group Stand Up to Trump said: “Donald Trump is the world’s number one racist, warmonger and misogynist… His presidency has emboldened every fascist and racist across the globe and is stirring up tension in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.”The plans come after a week of protests from activist group Extinction Rebellion took over the capital to raise awareness of climate change, and demand politicians do more to prevent environmental breakdown.Read more: Climate change protest: Activists to march on WestminsterMore than 1,000 people have been arrested since the protests started on 15 April. Today activists march on Westminster as MPs return to parliament after the Easter break.  whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Share The Stop Trump coalition, the group which organised a march claiming to consist of 250,000 people when the US President came on a so-called working visit to Britain last year, has promised to “flood the capital with hundreds of thousands of protesters” if he returns on a more prestigious state visit in June.Shaista Aziz, from the Stop Trump coalition, said: “This demonstration isn’t just about Trump as one man. He is a symbol of the new far right, a politics of Islamophobia… and walls and fences that are growing around the world.This morning it emerged Trump would attend the UK on a state visit in the first week of June. He was first promised an official state visit by Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after his election in 2016 but no official date was set.The visit last year followed comments in which Trump said Boris Johnson would make a “great Prime Minister”, as well as criticising May’s Brexit deal – saying he “would have done it much differently”. In London protesters floated a huge balloon depicting Trump as a baby above Westminster.center_img Tuesday 23 April 2019 11:46 am Alex Daniel Protesters have vowed to launch a “huge demonstration” against Donald Trump if his state visit to the UK goes ahead this summer.Read more: Trump plans to return to the UK this summer Tags: Donald Trump Peoplelast_img read more