Theresa May has twice refused to rule out dropping part of her Brexit plans to avoid a second humiliating defeat in the Commons next week. Rebels who gave the Prime Minister a bloody nose to secure a “meaningful vote” on the withdrawal...
The British Chambers of Commerce has marginally revised down its economic growth forecast for the UK, citing sluggish household consumption and lacklustre business investment over the next couple of years, largely because of Brexit. The BCC on Monday said that it now...
Norway is to become the first Scandinavian country to decriminalise drugs as it focuses on treatment rather than punishment.  The majority of the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, backed the historic shift which was supported by the Conservatives (Høyre), Liberals (Venstre), the Labor...
Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham as part of plans to rebalance the economy and strengthen the regions. A report commissioned by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has concluded that the Bank’s London base is “unsatisfactory and leads to...
Having spent eight months merely to get to the starting line for talks with the European Union on the vital issue of post-Brexit trade arrangements, British ministers are not, perhaps, in a good position to speculate on the lack of productivity...
An influential US think tank has warned that almost all possible trading relationships between the EU and the UK after Brexit would be less favourable for the British economy than if it were to stay in the trading bloc. The Rand Corporation, a...
Theresa May’s male communications chief is being paid £15,000 more than the woman he replaced, despite the Prime Minister’s pledge to close the gender pay gap. Former BBC journalist Robbie Gibb is one of the highest paid special advisers in Government on...
There are so many great podcasts out now that you're guaranteed to find some you'll get addicted to. And though there are plenty of entertaining options to check out, you can make the most of your next commute, workout, or laundry run...
In the wake of the enormous Disney-21st Century Fox deal, Deadpool has hinted that he's not delighted about his new home. Ryan Reynolds, whose Twitter account very much bleeds into that of Deadpool's, posted a photo of the superhero being escorted to...
A massive vote of confidence in Britain’s economy? That’s how Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described BAE Systems’ £5bn deal to flog 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar. There is, of course, another way to look at the transaction.  It’s also a massive vote of...