Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lord Bassam resigns: Labour’s Lords chief whip stands down after expenses row

Labour's Chief Whip in the House of Lords has said he will resign amid controversy over his expenses claims. Lord Bassam has told fellow...

Efforts to beat cancer hamstrung by cuts to local anti-smoking services

Efforts to prevent unnecessary cancer deaths are being hamstrung by “staggering cuts” to public health which have seen councils slash spending on stop...

Donald Trump’s tax bill could cause a recession, warns Great Depression expert

Donald Trump’s flagship tax reform bill could cause a severe recession, an economic historian has warned.  Professor Robert McElvaine, a leading expert on the...

Boris Johnson claims criticism of Western intervention ‘plays into jihadi narrative’ in terror speech

Boris Johnson has been heavily criticised for claiming that linking Britain’s foreign interventions to rising Islamist extremism “plays into the jihadi narrative”. In a...

Michael Flynn ‘promised former business partner seeking Russian nuclear deal sanctions would be ripped...

Michael Flynn is said to have told a former business associate shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration that the new administration would dissolve sanctions on...

Would Donald Trump’s tax plan really help ordinary working Americans and boost US growth?

“Massive tax cuts for working families across...

Pound sterling latest: Currency could rally thanks to recent positive Brexit talks

Sterling’s outlook is stable over the coming year, but a few currency strategists polled by Reuters expect it to make significant gains if...

Vladimir Putin hits out at ‘politically-motivated’ Russia ban from 2018 Winter Olympics

Vladimir Putin hit out at the “politically-motivated” ban on Russia from next year's Winter Olympics but vowed not to stand in the way...

Brexit: Tory MPs urge Theresa May to ignore ‘highly irresponsible’ colleagues pushing for no...

A group of 19 Tory MPs have written to Theresa May to condemn "highly irresponsible" Brexit-backing colleagues who "seek to dictate terms" which...

Virgin Trains East Coast slammed by RMT union for ‘onboard rat infestations’

The RMT union is warning passengers and staff of what it calls “a major hygiene and health and safety issue” on Virgin Trains...

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