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Bankruptcy risk as ‘desperate’ councils play the property market

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Bankruptcy risk as ‘desperate’ councils play the property market
Desperate councils risk being plunged into an Icelandic-style financial crisis after investing £1.5bn in the commercial property market, according to Sir Vince Cable, former business secretary. Heavy cuts in central government funding have left the authorities having to consider increasingly exotic solutions to ease their financial constraints. Between 2010 and 2015, there was a 37% Read More

Cancer surgeon scandal may widen as victims name other hospitals

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Cancer surgeon scandal may widen as victims name other hospitals
The scandal surrounding the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson is likely to widen after lawyers revealed on Saturday that they are receiving allegations implicating other hospitals and specialists. On Friday, Paterson, 59, a consultant surgeon, was found guilty of carrying out needless breast operations in a scandal that has forced the NHS to pay almost £10m Read More

Heavy defeat could allow Labour’s hardliners to elect another Corbyn

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Heavy defeat could allow Labour’s hardliners to elect another Corbyn
Heavy general election losses for Labour will make it easier for leftwing MPs to install a Jeremy Corbyn mark II as the next party leader, according to senior officials who have analysed the possible make-up of the parliamentary party after 8 June. Some moderate MPs and those on the right of the party fear the Read More

Paul Nuttall says Ukip must stay strong amid street scuffles

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Paul Nuttall says Ukip must stay strong amid street scuffles
Paul Nuttall revealed on Saturday that he is to stand for Ukip in the heavily Brexit-supporting constituency of Boston and Skegness in what is widely regarded as his last throw of the dice as party leader. Polls show that support for Ukip is dropping by the week with many voters defecting to the Tories. In Read More

Labour party pledges to outlaw all zero-hours contracts

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Labour party pledges to outlaw all zero-hours contracts
Labour has pledged to ban all zero-hours contracts, put a halt to unpaid internships and end the pay cap on public sector staff in an unashamedly leftwing pitch to British workers. In a move welcomed by union leaders but that will be attacked as anti-business and unaffordable by opponents, the 20-point blueprint also includes commitments Read More

Let’s talk about intimacy – and why it makes for better love and sex

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Let’s talk about intimacy – and why it makes for better love and sex
Is there anything we still need to know about sex? Apparently, yes: and the missing ingredient is a gamechanger not just for individuals, but entire nations. Sex has been centre-stage in western culture for decades, but what has beenabsent, according to Adam Wilder, creator of the worlds first Festival of Togetherness, is the magic element Read More

Scottish Conservatives plot return from brink of political oblivion

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Scottish Conservatives plot return from brink of political oblivion
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson was in her office in the Scottish parliament at about 9am on Tuesday, 18 April working on a speech for that evening when the call came through. It was Theresa May on the line to tell her, before the cabinet and two hours before the public announcement in Downing Street, Read More

EU tells May: give our citizens their rights or no trade talks

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on EU tells May: give our citizens their rights or no trade talks
The European Union has called on Theresa May to provide immediate “serious and real” guarantees to its citizens living in Britain. The EU leaders took just four minutes at a special summit to agree unanimously an uncompromising opening stance in the Brexit negotiations. Leaders said they would not discuss a future trade deal with the Read More

PM’s campaign event in Scottish forest prompts new claims she is hiding

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on PM’s campaign event in Scottish forest prompts new claims she is hiding
Theresa May has fuelled accusations she has been “hiding from the public” during the general election campaign after she held her latest rally in a tiny community hall in the depths of a forest with such poor phone reception that live coverage of the event was impossible. About 200 Conservative campaigners crammed into Crathes town Read More

Nick Cohen

2017-04-29 European News Comments Off on Nick Cohen
Liberalism does not only fail to satisfy the new conservatives who are storming to power across the west. It fails to satisfy many who call themselves “liberal”. It is simultaneously too hard and too soft an ideology to bear. It demands tolerance. But we do not want to be tolerated as if we were poor Read More