Monday, October 22, 2018
A Sinn Fein party election worker dressed up as a crocodile stands behind a banner referring to Brexit outside a polling station in Belfast ( AFP/Getty ) Significant gaps in Theresa May’s new Brexit customs plan for Northern Ireland would lead to the...
Getty Big businesses will have to justify the salaries of top bosses and lay bare the gap between their chief executive’s pay packets and the average worker for the first time. Under new laws being laid in parliament on Monday, UK listed...
A CVA allows market forces to operate while minimising wasteful adjustment costs ( PA ) What should happen to people who can’t repay their debts? In the ancient world it was common to enter “debt bondage”, a form of slavery. More recently we...
Calves and sheep suffer from overcrowding and overheating in transport lorries, say critics ( Reuters ) One of the SNP’s most high-profile supporters has defected to the Animal Welfare Party, in protest at Nicola Sturgeon’s refusal to back a ban on live animal exports. Kay...
Founded on the principles of being based on clinical need, not ability to pay, the idea of being refused healthcare because of being unable to afford the bill is alien to most of us ( PA ) Reading the appalling case...
More than 15,000 trains have been cancelled or delayed since the timetable changes came into force in May ( Getty/iStock ) An overwhelming majority of the public would support renationalising the railways amid cancellations, delays and complaints of poor service from private rail...
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to increase interest rates, which will affect Europe as well as emerging markets ( Getty ) What is theatre, what is substance? The discordant G7 summit in Quebec City came and went – with Donald Trump, having...
The pound shop chain has appointed partners from Deloitte as administrators ( Poundworld ) Poundworld has gone into administration, putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk. The discount retailer had been in last-ditch rescue talks between owner TPG Capital and Rcapital, but negotiations around...
‘Breshna is full of courage and inspiration. She definitely is Afghanistan’s Malala’ ( Washington Post/Sharif Hassan ) The moment Breshna Musazai climbed onto the stage in a black cap and gown, leaning on a walker and her brother’s arm, the audience...
The prime minister made the comments before flying back to the UK at the end of the two-day summit ( EPA ) Theresa May has brushed off Donald Trump’s outspoken attack on the EU over trade, insisting the West was still working “collectively” as...

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