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The world's richest one per cent of people will control close to two-thirds of all global wealth by the year 2030, according to report produced by the House of Commons library, the research arm of the UK's parliament. The global elite currently control around 50 per cent of wealth around the world, but that...
One in 10 Britons admit they are bad with money, according to a study. Researchers polled 2,000 UK adults and, despite the age of austerity, found many were "blindly" spending without first considering the potential consequences. Around one fifth of people asked went as far as to describe themselves as "spenders" rather than "savers", the...
The Party that Supposedly Prioritizes Citizens in Rural Areas has Done Virtually Nothing for Them. I am from Oklahoma. I am not a rural resident, nor do I have any considerable knowledge in agrarian spectrums or energy resources. I do know, however, that my state’s economy thrives off of the crude...
What if the anxieties, tensions, and ill feelings of contemporary politics were not a departure from liberalism but its culmination? That’s the central claim of Notre Dame political theorist Patrick J. Deneen’s bold and provocative new book, Why Liberalism Failed. By “liberalism,” Deneen does not mean merely the political program of...
A street named Swastika Trail has sparked a polarising debate in a small Canadian municipality, where residents have taken their cause to court after a months-long campaign to change the name proved fruitless. After years of quietly complaining about the name, a group of residents in the tight-knit southern Ontario...
A former model told a jury on Thursday that Bill Cosby raped her in 1982 after giving her a pill he claimed would ease her menstrual cramps but instead left her immobilised and unable to stop an assault she called “gross”. Janice Dickinson, the fourth of five accusers to take the witness...
The international criminal court in the Hague has launched a potentially groundbreaking new prosecution for the crime of persecution on the grounds of gender, seeking a lengthy jail sentence for an Islamist militant accused of forcing hundreds of women into sexual slavery. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag...
Camera specialist retailer Jessops is targeting the selfie-generation with new-style stores that promote instant photo gifts. Five years after being rescued from administration by Dragon’s Den panellist Peter Jones, Jessops now has 58 outlets including 11 in Sainsbury’s stores. Sales rose 24% to nearly £100m in the year to April 2017. While the company slipped...
Hundreds of poultry workers in Scotland are to lose their jobs due to the closure of a plant belonging to 2 Sisters Food Group, which has been dogged by a controversy over food standards. On Thursday, the UK’s biggest supplier of supermarket chicken said it will shut the Cambuslang factory in South Lanarkshire...
Thousands of self-employed, agency, and zero-hours contract workers will be potentially hundreds of pounds a year worse off under universal credit, according to research. Analysis by Citizens Advice claims that flaws in the new benefit mean self-employed workers whose earnings fluctuate monthly could receive far less over the course of a year...