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...
The European Central Bank has "substantially" upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for the eurozone, reflecting the brightening economic prospects for the single currency area even as the UK's outlook is gloomy due to Brexit. The ECB's latest forecast for growth in 2017 is 2.4 per...
Retail sales jumped unexpectedly in November, reflecting Black Friday bargain hunting by shoppers. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that sales volumes were up 1.1 per cent in the month, well ahead of the 0.4 per cent that City of London analysts...
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...
Eleven Conservative MPs took the tough decision to vote against their own party on Wednesday, even though many have the kind of loyal voting record a chief whip would pay good money for.  They did so knowing it would mean vitriol, abuse...
Mice are sometimes on the fox’s menu, but not when they’re named Mickey.  When they’re named Mickey the prey turns predator, with the 21st Century variety of Fox on today's menu.  Yes, the worst kept secret on Wall Street has finally been confirmed, with...
Credit card customers struggling with severe debt could save up to £1.3bn a year under new rules being put forward by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. If the proposals go ahead, it could see lenders waive or even cancel interest or charges...
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...
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...
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...