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Sunday 8 January 2017 10:35 am whatsapp whatsapp Read more: Academics blast Treasury over “Project Fear” Brexit warningsHe said that Canada’s Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agremeent (Ceta) was agreed between “two willing and flexible partners that approached negotiations with a positive spirit, seeking to realise the full potential of the relationship” but did not envision it taking a decade in terms of “scoping, negotiation and the ratification”.”The politicisation of the European process of ratification has been most surprising and, at times, disconcerting,” he said.”Rogers’s warning to Downing Street, outlining that the EU expects a full UK trade deal to take until the early to mid-2020s, seems a realistic timeframe. Undoing nearly 45 years of integration and shared law will not be a pleasant experience and represents a clear step backwards.” In the week that one of the UK’s most “seasoned and tough” negotiators spectacularly resigned with a dig at the government’s “muddled thinking”, another negotiation expert has warned of the potentially “catastrophic” decision to leave the EU.Jason Langrish, a Canadian trade expert who worked on the country’s deal with the EU, has said a deal between Europe and the UK can not be achieved in the two year time-frame once Article 50 is triggered. “There is no mutually beneficial deal available between the UK and the EU in this time frame. Existing levels of trade and investment will not guarantee a positive outcome for the UK. The Brexiters who think they have the upper hand are wrong,” said Langrish, writing in The Observer.Read more: A liberal Brexit means continued EU-UK cooperation –but this time as equalsEU ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers who unexpectedly quit just months before Article 50 is expected to be invoked, had warned that it would take a decade to agree a deal on trade. Langrish said: “Were they willing to realistically discuss options for Brexit, as opposed to telling you what they intend to do in a very general sense while dismissing the obvious concerns, they may have a chance to minimise the damage from the potentially catastrophic decision to leave.”This seems increasingly unlikely. Let’s hope that the courts, parliament and, ultimately, the electorate do it for them.” This trade expert has warned of a “catastrophic” Brexit Lynsey Barber Share read more

Tracey Boles whatsapp whatsapp Sunday 8 January 2017 7:16 pm A LONDON-based tech startup that aims to modernise the street trading sector has secured £350K seed capital investment from private Singapore fund B.O.H LLC.StreetDots works with major landlords to open street trading pitches or ‘dots’ that can be booked by street food traders and other retailers via a one stop app. The technology handles rent, documentation and licensing liberating both parties from paper trails and admin. Each dot hosts a different trader each day bringing variety to local workplaces and communities. StreetDots will use the funding to expand its network of dots from 30 to 70 by Spring and to introduce retail and restaurant brands to its network. It will also add more features to its technology platform as it gears up for a £4.5m Series A fundraising early this year.StreetDots co-founder Atholl Milton said: “Street trading is one of the oldest ways of doing business, yet the last to be modernised. It’s hard to believe that in 2017 it is still very much a paper-based sector.“StreetDots is changing this and has already transformed dormant space across the UK into vibrant street food hubs. We are looking forward to opening our network to other types of traders and redefining the retail landscape of our cities and beyond.”B.O.H is headed by entrepreneur Laksh Vaaman, vice chairman of the Indian Motherson conglomerate.Vaaman said: “Like our other investments, StreetDots is a true disruptor. It’s exciting to see how quickly it has gained buy-in from big name land partners, traders and consumers in such a short time. We look forward to helping them grow.” Seed capital comes to London start up that helps street food traders set up shop Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated ArticlesSHOCKING: 10 Factors Increasing Prostate Cancer RiskUndoTop 10 Date Night In Movies & Films Of All TimeUndoAmazingly Simple Changes to Lose 10 Pounds Before The BeachUndo Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedUndoGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveUndoPost FunCops Called To Investigate Smell From Abandoned House Didn’t Expect To Find ThisPost FunUndoHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndo B.O.H’s other investments include iTutor, a New York based educational platform; League Apps American sports league management software, and British health tech firm Doctify.StreetDots works with private and public landlords including British Land, Land Securities and TH Real Estate to run a network of smart trading pitches or ‘dots.’ Once traders are registered and vetted, they can book a pitch instantaneously using StreetDots Trade Smart app. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org read more

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has received another boost in a busy week, after being endorsed by veteran centrist Francois Bayrou, with the markets welcoming the move.Macron was in London to speak to Prime Minister Theresa May only yesterday, and today won the backing of Bayrou, helping his bid to move clear of centre-right Republican Francois Fillon in the battle to take on Front National’s Marine Le Pen. whatsapp Read More: French presidential hopeful vows to be “tough” in Brexit talksDescribing French democracy as under threat, Bayrou said that the conservatives under Francois Fillon were riddled with scandals and the Socialists, who he backed in 2012, were in disarray, a situation that could pave the way for the far-right.”What’s at stake with this alliance is to restore hope,” Bayrou said. Wednesday 22 February 2017 5:50 pm “I have decided to offer Emmanuel Macron an alliance. The danger is too big we must change things.” Le Pen is the favourite to make the final round of the election in May, but so far Macron and Fillon have been inseperable in the polls.Read More: French Revolution – Will Le Pen give Europe its next political shock?Endorsing Macron today Bayrou, a pro-EU politician who had been an outsider in the race, said: “We are in an extremely risky situation, and to tackle this exceptional situation, I think we need an exceptional response. Mark Sands The declaration pushed the euro up against the dollar, and French bond yields, which had risen because of fears of rising support for Le Pen, fell about 5 basis points. Share whatsapp Emmanuel Macron has won a big endorsement for his French presidential campaign and the markets seem to like it read more

Catherine Neilan Leaders of some of the UK’s biggest companies including banks RBS, HSBC and TSB have said they fear a hard Brexit, with more than half wishing the whole process could be stopped. A poll of 100 business leaders at last night’s annual Odgers Berndtson dinner for chairs and chief executives found that just one per cent believed a deal akin to that touted by the Economists for Free Trade yesterday would be good for their firms.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPail whatsapp Share More than half (57 per cent) of the FTSE 100 bosses, representing groups such as Sainsbury’s, BT, Aon and Dixons Carphone, said they were not confident about the medium-term economic outlook, while three per cent described themselves as “terrified”. Some 53 per cent of executives said they wanted to stop the Brexit process altogether, while 41 per cent stressed the need for a transition.  Three-quarters said that a hard Brexit or leaving without a deal would have a significant impact and impose “material disruption and cost” to their businesses.Job security was also front of mind. The senior director of one leading bank asked whether, in a rolling transition, there might ever be a chance for jobs transferred elsewhere to return to the UK.“This sends a very clear warning from the heads of top UK companies that crashing out of Europe without a deal will come at the price of prosperity and jobs,” Kit Bingham, head of the board practice at search firm Odgers Berndtson said. “We’ve now seen the economic projection for a hard Brexit and British business leaders don’t buy it.” Top FTSE execs say they’d rather Brexit was just canned whatsapp Wednesday 12 September 2018 12:57 pm Read This NextSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?Vegamour’The Harder They Fall’ Trailer: Jonathan Majors Seeks Revenge on Idris ElbaThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour’The Blacklist’ Fans Are Not Happy They Didn’t Find Out What Was in ThatThe Wrap’The Blacklist’ Finale All But Confirms Long-Held Fan Theory About Red’sThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour15 Surprises About the Original ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ From CastThe WrapHow Often Can You Dye Your Hair?Vegamour read more

first_img whatsapp China is set to retaliate against Donald Trump’s new tariffs by imposing duties on an additional $60bn (£45.6bn) of US goods.Beijing is hitting back against the US President’s plans to introduce 10 per cent tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports from 24 September. Callum Keown Trump accuses China of election meddling as it hits back with tariffs on $60bn of US goods whatsapp China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me. What China does not understand is that these people are great patriots and fully understand that…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2018He said: “China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me.”Read more: Fiddling while America burns? Trump is today’s emperor NeroHe added: “There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers and/or industrial workers are targeted.”Trump said yesterday he would impose 10 per cent tariffs on around $200bn of Chinese imports as of 24 September – and that it could rise to 25 per cent in January.He also warned of an extra $267bn worth of tariffs if China chose to retaliate. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comcenter_img Share The Chinese government said it was a “forced response” and that its own 10 per cent tariffs would be imposed – from the same day – on around 5,200 US products including aircraft, soya bean oil, coffee and flour.Read more: Jack Ma warns US-China trade war could last for 20 yearsIn a statement it said it hoped the US would stop “trade frictions” and maintain a “mutually beneficial relationship” through dialogue.Minutes earlier Donald Trump had taken to Twitter accusing China of meddling in its midterm elections by attacking the country’s industrial workers. Tuesday 18 September 2018 3:08 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndolast_img read more

first_img whatsapp Uber Eats strike: Drivers protest over pay, blocking east London roads and leaving customers hungry Uber Eats has surveyed around 1,200 couriers about pay in recent months, finding 78 per cent would prefer higher earnings in peak hours even if that lowered earnings in less busy periods.Couriers can use their partner app to identify areas with the highest demand and earning potential.Drivers had told Uber that the app’s so-called boost feature to multiply earnings was too low, and not widely available enough.https://twitter.com/CallumCant1/status/1042751445613903874Meanwhile, police have failed to clear drivers protesting around Aldgate East, chanting “no money, no food” as angry customers wait hungrily for orders that aren’t going to appear. Couriers have gridlocked the roads around Aldgate East Station as they demand better pay from the food delivery service arm of Uber.Read more: Ranked: The UK’s most valuable brands, according to WPPUber Eats admitted it’s changing how drivers are being paid, with a spokesperson saying: “We recently asked couriers for feedback on how we could help maximise their earnings.“In response we’re making some changes to our payment structure in Birmingham, London and Manchester, which also bring these cities more in line with the rest of the UK.”As a result, workers have surrounded the entrance to Uber’s Aldgate office. https://twitter.com/shonaghosh/status/1042772394388193280Images online suggest they are asking for a minimum £5 payment per journey, plus £1 for every extra mile they drive – as well as “no victimisation”.The London Living Wage is £10.20 per hour, while the national minimum wage is £7.83 per hour for people aged over 25.One driver said Uber Eats has reduced the minimum order from £4.26 to £3.50, which he said “isn’t really worth us coming out of bed” for.He wanted Uber Eats to revert to the old payment structure before working with couriers on a better deal. Share Thursday 20 September 2018 4:15 pm Joe Curtis The drivers allege that Uber Eat’s changes to the payment structure amount to a 40 per cent pay cut.Uber Eats’ spokesperson insisted the new payment structure would benefit drivers.Read more: Deliveroo launches online training scheme and scholarship for drivers“The changes will help increase courier earnings during busy mealtimes, while providing more transparency on when and where the potential to earn is highest,” they said.“To provide couriers with confidence the new system will improve earnings during the busiest times, we’re also introducing minimum payment guarantees of £9-11 an hour.“Making improvements in response to courier feedback is a top priority, such as the sickness, injury, maternity and paternity protections we recently introduced. Our door is always open for individual couriers to speak to us about any issues they’re having.”​ Tags: Uber More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHealthyGemBaby Has Never Eaten Sugar Or Carbs, Wait Till You See Her TodayHealthyGemmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comVitaminewsShe Had No Clue Why The Crowd Started Cheering HerVitaminewsZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy Fan Uber Eats drivers have abandoned their deliveries in the capital in a protest over pay.last_img read more

first_img Lloyds Banking Group will reportedly set up a subsidiary in Luxembourg to allow it to serve life insurance customers in the EU after Brexit. The new subsidiary would not require any job moves from London, with 12 new hires made in Luxembourg to service the clients, Reuters said.Lloyds Banking Group declined to comment. Share Thursday 20 September 2018 4:37 pm whatsapp Lloyds Banking Group reportedly plans to set up insurance subsidiary in Luxembourg whatsappcenter_img Jasper Jolly More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org The firm has had initial discussions with regulators in Luxembourg on securing a licence for a subsidiary, Reuters reported.The Scottish Widows brand, which Lloyds TSB bought exactly 17 years before the day of the Brexit vote, offers life assurance and pensions, with the bulk of its customers in the UK.However, British financial firms, including insurers, are concerned that they may be unable to service clients in the EU after Brexit on 29 March 2019 if no deal is agreed to preserve so-called passporting rights, which allow firms to be regulated by their home regulator while selling in other EU nations.Authorities in Luxembourg have targeted the asset management and insurance sectors in particular to attract business as firms readjust their operations across Europe in anticipation of Brexit.Lloyds has already chosen to beef up its Berlin base, where it employed around 300 people before the EU referendum, for EU banking operations. It has also reportedly planned a new subsidiary in Frankfurt to support its trading operations. Tags: Brexit Company Insurance Lloyds Banking Grouplast_img read more

first_imgSimilarly, May diagnosed the country’s housing problem, noting that the under-supply of homes was making the existing supply unaffordable. Yet her solution to allow councils to scrap their borrowing cap to build more homes flew in the face of fiscal responsibility and market mechanisms.There is no reason for councils to borrow money which taxpayers will have to pay for down the road, when the private sector is lining up to build the million or more homes needed, without increasing the burden on the taxpayer.Despite saying that markets have the ability to deliver, the rabbit pulled out of May’s hat was a fundamentally statist policy that didn’t even touch upon Britain’s restricted planning system, which keeps private operators out of the market.It has been a year since the rhetoric changed, yet philosophy and practical policy remain utterly distant from one another. The full benefits of market forces cannot be realised until the two align in a meaningful way.Let’s hope it doesn’t take yet another party conference for this government to merge them.Read more: Hammond says Tories are the ‘party of business’ as he attacks Corbyn Friday 5 October 2018 7:02 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndoRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy FanUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndo The Tories talk the talk on free markets, but the policies don’t match the rhetoric Tags: Brexit Conservative party conference NHS People Philip Hammond Theresa May whatsapp whatsapp Kate AndrewsKate Andrews is associate director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Similarly, the Prime Minister gave a robust defence of the power of free markets, highlighting the dangers of the “ownership funds” proposed by Labour, which would essentially serve to nationalise 10 per cent of all companies with over 250 employees.Delivering one of the best critiques of the nationalisation of industry that I’ve heard from an elected representative in a long time, May simply yet strongly laid out the reality of double-payment under such systems: the first payment when you buy the product (the train ticket, the energy subscription), and the second through your taxes, often resulting in higher costs, with less efficient and lower quality services.The talk was all there. Sadly, the action wasn’t.Despite praising markets and enterprise, Conservative leaders couldn’t bring themselves to adopt this philosophy into their policies.After acknowledging the dangers of competing with socialists on spending, Hammond went on in his speech to boast about the Tory party out-spending Labour on funding for the NHS, which has been given an extra (and uncosted) £20bn per annum by 2023, despite no reforms to the outdated system. Last year’s Conservative party conference marked a change in tone for the Prime Minister and her relationship with the free market. Share Perhaps it was the 2017 snap election upset that made her roll back her language around “untrammeled free markets”, or maybe there was increased understanding that after Brexit a commitment to competition would be vital for the UK’s economic growth.Regardless of the trigger, Theresa May re-embraced the best economic system we’ve discovered for eradicating poverty, generating prosperity, and securing peace. May was halfway there – with the rhetoric in place, the policy now needed to follow.Read more: The Conservative party conference was more SOS than Dancing QueenFlash-forward to this year’s conference, and most of that same rhetoric remained intact.Chancellor Philip Hammond made clear in his opening remarks that you can’t beat socialists at the spending game. You will always be playing catch-up, in what would be an extremely irresponsible race to the bottom, leaving the country’s finances in tatters.last_img read more

first_imgDame Laura revealed the “overwhelming majority of contributions” painted a picture of “bullying, harassment and sexual harassment of members of staff, both by other members of staff and by some MPs” being “known about and tolerated for far too long.”Allegations of sexual harassment included: Owen Bennett Some male MPs were described as “predatory”, while other reports involved “groups of male MPs becoming increasingly boorish on occasions when they were together, of frequent sexual innuendos, lewd comments or sexual gestures, or women repeatedly being asked questions about their sex lives, or about their personal lives generally, which they found offensive and humiliating.”The report found the culture is so toxic that younger male staff members also feel comfortable making comments and gestures towards female workers.“Young women graduates in their first job have been particularly shocked and upset by such treatment when “running the gauntlet” in this way,” says the report. inappropriate touching, with men putting their hands on women’s arms, legs, or bottoms during meetings or social functions, or putting their arms around their shoulders or waists or pulling them into corners for close personal contact; frequent comments about women’s appearance, suggestions that they should wear sexier clothing or more make up; and derogatory or lewd comments about women’s anatomies or about women generally, often made in front of other people in the team and in such a way as to deliberately offend and humiliate. Commons speaker John Bercow needs to quit in order for widespread bullying and harassment in parliament to be properly dealt with, a damning report has suggested. Monday 15 October 2018 12:37 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest Wowzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy FanZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive The phrase “you’re f***ing useless” was reported as being hurled at staff members on numerous occasions, and the easy access to alcohol on the parliamentary estate was flagged up as playing a role in some incidents.A spokeswoman for the Speaker’s Office said: “This is a serious report into a serious subject which deserves a serious response.”The House of Commons Commission will meet as a matter of urgency in the coming days to consider the report and our response to it.”A House of Commons spokesperson said: “We thank Dame Laura Cox for this report which we are seeing today for the first time. Bullying and harassment have no place in the House of Commons, and the wellbeing of our people will always be our top priority.”Staff must be confident that unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with seriously, independently and with effective sanctions. Urgent work has already been undertaken to improve internal processes – including the introduction of new confidential support services and helplines run by external, independent specialist providers and a clear pathway for the investigation of allegations.”The findings of this inquiry will be taken into careful account”. Share An investigation into working life in parliament found bullying and sexual harassment has been allowed to “thrive” thanks to a culture of tolerance and concealment “cascading from the top down”.The report, carried out by Dame Laura Cox QC, was triggered after Bercow was accused of bullying by former staff earlier this year.Although the speaker is not named, Dame Laura said: “I find it difficult to envisage how the necessary changes can be successfully delivered, and the confidence of the staff restored, under the current senior House administration.”That group is defined as the Speaker’s Office, the clerk of the house, the director general, the executive board, and the House of Commons Commission.More than 200 workers gave evidence for the report, with women making up more than two-thirds of those who came forward. whatsapp Speaker John Bercow ‘must quit’ over damning report into parliamentary bullying last_img read more

first_img Tags: Brexit Can we innovate better outside the EU? Economic lessons from the Nobel prize winner whatsapp A sense of humour would be conspicuously absent from this list.But he provoked a great deal of mirth unintentionally in a speech shortly before the 1997 General Election on the theme of “post-neoclassical endogenous growth theory”.Read more: US duo win the Nobel Economics PrizePerhaps the last laugh is with Brown. The person who invented the concept, the New York professor Paul Romer, is a joint recipient of the 2018 Nobel prize for his work in this area.The standard economic theory of growth was set out over 60 years ago in a brilliant paper by the MIT economist Bob Solow. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com Gordon Brown’s time as chancellor will be remembered for many things. whatsappcenter_img Solow’s theory was not concerned with the short-run fluctuations in GDP growth over the course of the business cycle. He set up a framework for thinking about what determines growth in the longer run.Solow argued that the growth in output was related to the growth of inputs of labour and capital into the productive process.This seems obvious. But there was an extra ingredient: innovation.This embraces a wide range of concepts, from becoming more efficient at producing what you already do, to major scientific breakthroughs.Economists quickly used Solow’s model to estimate empirically what was really driving economic growth. In western economies, the answer was almost always the same. The amounts of labour and capital used had risen, but nowhere near enough to account for how much growth had taken place. Policymakers across the west in the past two decades have been obsessed by the “knowledge economy”. This is not, as Tony Blair and many others believed, simply a matter of sending more and more people to university. It is about how to encourage innovation.Both the Solow and the Romer models are highly abstract – Solow, for example, began his article with the phrase “all theory depends on assumptions which are not quite true”. But both have been highly influential with policymakers, and illustrate the vital economic importance of ideas.Read more: Think like a small business to solve the productivity puzzle Share So the key factor in economic growth in the longer run is the amount of innovation which is carried out.This insight is directly relevant to the debate over Brexit. Over a 10 or 20 year horizon, the key question is not the terms under which we leave – it is whether we will be able to innovate more effectively in or out of the EU.The basic shortfall of the approach is that innovation itself is not explained by Solow’s model. Innovation is, in the jargon, “exogenous”. In other words, it is determined externally to the model.This is where Romer enters the stage. His seminal paper in the Journal of Political Economy in 1986 is full of heavy-duty maths. The crucial difference with Solow is that the rate of innovation is determined within the theoretical model itself – hence the phrase “endogenous” – by profit-maximising firms.Physical capital such as machinery, warehouses, and roads play a role in both the Solow and Romer theories of growth. But Romer introduced the key concept of knowledge as the basic form of capital. Paul OrmerodPaul Ormerod is an economist at Volterra Partners LLP, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL, and author of Against the Grain: Insights of an Economic Contrarian, published by the IEA in conjunction with City A.M. Wednesday 17 October 2018 8:05 amlast_img read more