Brexit

17 Jan 19
Karhun luola

News reports today from the UK describe the political situation there as “being in limbo”. Having recently written about Hell, this metaphorical reference to a concept in traditional Roman Catholic theology caught my attention. Is it a fair comparison? he word limbo derives from Latin limbus, meaning edge or boundary (of Hell), a sort of […]

17 Jan 19
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France has activated its plan for handling the effects of a no-deal Brexit, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced. “The possibility of a no-deal Brexit is more and more likely,” Philippe said. “In these conditions the responsibility of the government is to make sure our country is ready, that the interests of our citizens […]

17 Jan 19
Taryn Carrie Lane

Hey, everyone! Happy Thursday! Thanks for checking in! Today, our government shutdown story comes from the airport, where TSA agents are working without pay and no longer giving a fuck. On a related note, if you haven’t seen the video from Cardi B’s instagram that’s making the rounds on social media regarding thoughts on the […]

17 Jan 19
Newslanes | The News Hub

The pound has rallied since Theresa May lost her Brexit vote and has climbed since yesterday’s opening levels after the PM won the parliament no-confidence motion. Brexit continues to serve as a barometer for sterling’s movement and unstable politics in Britain could see the wind change for GBP…

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17 Jan 19
Metro

The prime minister offered to explain to the Labour leader why it was not in the Government’s power to do so.

17 Jan 19
Each age is dream that is dying

Economists are right about one thing, we do generate crisis efficiently. More efficiently than anything else as a species. They are insulated by elite social closure and misogyny and so they didnt realise that applied to them. They dont know what efficient means either, or what it means to say a correction is efficient. They […]

17 Jan 19
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The government has been slammed after producing official advice warning it would take more than a YEAR to organise a second Brexit referendum. The shock claim is understood to be contained in one-page document handed to MPs who have been to Downing Street for cross-party talks. It is understood the guidance details the timetable of how a […]

17 Jan 19
Quartz
It’s not Brexit, terrorism, or even climate change that keeps CEOs awake at night. Instead, recession is the primary concern for 1,400 global business leaders surveyed about their biggest fears for 2019. It’s not clear they have grounds to worry. The Conference Board, the think tank behind the survey, noted that, outside of the UK, “our economic indicators do not point to imminent recession risks.” Instead, the fear seems to be that “traditional levers of power—public policy and political institutions” simply wouldn’t have the mettle or stability to handle an economic crisis if it hurtled toward them. A year earlier, a possible recession was far from CEOs’ minds, ranking 19th on the list on fears for the year ahead in the think tank’s 2018 survey. Now, it’s the number one fear of executives in Latin America, China and Japan, and ranked third and sixth for European and American CEOs, respectively. The fear of “threats to global trade systems” is close behind it, driven in part by the same concerns about international governance. In the US, at least, it’s not clear that CEOs should be worrying about a recession. The economy is still in good shape: Last quarter, the country’s economy expanded 3.4%, after the third quarter’s whopping 4.2%. Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in almost a half-century; inflation is low, while consumer confidence is high. Political turmoil aside, things may seem good—but that doesn’t mean a slowdown is entirely off the table. Ongoing trade tensions with China have put growth under pressure, while companies such as Apple are slashing revenue forecasts for the first time in more than a decade. Add to that a hike in interest rates, and there may be some cause for nervousness. Unusually, American CEOs ranked cyber security as their main concern, high above any other region’s executives. In China, for instance, it came in 10th. But investors are taking note—last year, venture capital investments in cybersecurity firms hit a record high, following a spate of “mega-breaches.” In data sent to Reuters, US cybersecurity firm ThreatMetrix reported detecting more than 360 million attacks in the first half of last year, more than double 2015’s rate. CEOs in the US may be right to be concerned. The list of CEO fears highlights the discrepancy between the concerns of executives and their employees. Polls into the fears of average workers in the US, for instance, revealed anxieties about corrupt government officials, pollution of water sources, and personal economic worries at the top of their list. By contrast, American CEOs ranked income inequality and “impact of climate change on our business” eighth and ninth, out of 14 options. (A lack of clean drinking water caused by climate change would presumably make business quite hard to conduct.) “Declining trust in political and policy institutions” came in fifth.
17 Jan 19

Dylanontheroad

Philips ferme une usine anglaise, 430 emplois menacés en plein Brexit

17 Jan 19
World's Today's News

In Kendal (North West England), August 2015. Suzanne Plunkett / REUTERS The future of the northern border of Ireland? The loss of the European financial passport? No, it is a more prosaic topic that seems to upset the former British Minister of European Affairs, Denis MacShane, in the case of Brexit without an agreement between […]