Category: UK

EU Had The Most To Lose In Brexit

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was heavily opposed to UK’s European exit but has turned his opinion towards the latter after admitting Europe has the most to lose from the Brexit. In a meeting with the Commons Treasury Select Committee, Mr Carney said EU’s financial stability is threatened by a UK exit as UK’s financial services plug out of the system. With the country as the centre of European finance for many SMEs and multinational corporations, the Europe will lose once the Brexit pushes through.

 

Mr Carney said: “At the point of leaving, there will be capacity taken out because certain institutions are not authorised.” He said it would affect Europe more than the United Kingdom. Early during the Brexit campaign of both the Leave and Stay campaigns, Mr Carney said the Brexit will have a huge impact in the short term and could increase the risk of recession.

Instead of a continuing weak pound sterling, the UK economy expanded effectively after the Brexit. According to figures three months after the Brexit, UK consumers continue to spend as investors regain confidence in the country.

Mark Carney said the UK should make it a point to maintain market access even after the Brexit. Carney said the BoE’s move to cut interest rates effectively helped keep afloat the economy and remove the immediate adverse effects of the UK Brexit.

UK Occupations That Involve Heavy Risk of Work Accidents

During the end of the year workers on oil rigs, factories and mines are wary of their safety much more than they do for the rest of the year. Their families depend on them for livelihood and they need to concentrate immensely on their task further.

But the end of the year deadlines haunt them further to meet quotas and put in more time to work than rest in turn increasing the likelihood of work accidents from happening.

Listed here are three UK occupations that have a huge health risk among workers.

Construction

UK’s construction crews are well-trained, protected and equipped compared to the rest of the world. But contractors themselves could not protect their employees from the high likelihood of any accident at work as it is part of job’s nature.

Toiling day and night into constructing, repairing and improving infrastructures or roads would mean the frequent use of heavy-duty equipment. With a minor mistake, workers could have themselves faced with possible accidents, which is why it is important that training and equipment employers provide efficiently to them.

Chemical Research and Development

One might think that pharmaceutical companies or any chemical research and development centre is an easy job.

It is never easy. Chemists are well-trained in their subject and understand the volatility and relationships of certain chemicals. While they have health insurance for most possible accidents that can happen to them, the harm is consistent.

Chemical research also involves understanding relationships between chemicals discovering their possible volatility point. Deliberately inducing an unstable event will always result in undesirable and possibly harmful situations for everyone involved.

Mining

From being part of an underground team to operating heavy machinery and purifying elements on the surface, mining is a dirty business. It’s not because of the eponymous mines, but the risk of being endangered and even die on the job.

Deceased employees must inform their families regarding the methods on how they could claim benefits upon any possible unfortunate circumstance encountered.

Iraq War Inquiry Will Answer All Criticisms – Chilcot

The Chilcot Report, investigating the role of the UK during the Iraq War alongside the United States, will not be afraid to criticise the operations and the decisions of those who were involved during the time of the Iraq war.

According to Chilcot, the public inquiry will not whitewash anything from the investigation. Chilcot admitted that he and his panellists had judged decisions that may justify a rebuke.

Chilcot said: “I made very clear right at the start of the inquiry that if we came across decisions or behaviour which deserved criticism then we wouldn’t shy away from making it. And, indeed, there have been more than a few instances where we are bound to do that.”

The report would focus on the commitments of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his agreement with former US President George Bush.

The investigation also intends to expose whether Mr Blair had misled the public by exaggerating the likelihood of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction. Investigation further revealed that the nuclear weapons were non-existent.

The Chilcot Report had come under fire because of its delays. However, Chilcot said the scale of the investigation was unprecedented and would need an analysis of over 150,000 government documents and getting agreement from the government of how much information can be published.

Europe Voices Out Want For Britain to Stay

Survey shows that 11,000 Europeans want Britain to remain. According to the Bertelsmann Foundation, about 54% of survey respondents said UK must remain with the EU.

In April, about 10,992 European citizens answered a survey. Majority of Europeans in the 28 member states said Britain’s departure with have little or no impact on their own country. About 25% believe their country would be gravely affected.

The survey was done in April before the Brexit’s ballooning issue.

Bertelsmann project manager Isabell Hoffmann said: “What we have seen in our polling is that while the mood in the UK is incredibly agitated, the atmosphere on the continent has been relatively calm. The baseline response we are seeing is that people in the rest of Europe haven’t really been shaken up by the Brexit debate.”

In a separate research by the Pew Research Centre in the United States indicated a sharp decline in public support for the EU across its largest member states.

About 38 per cent of respondents in France said they favoured the EU’s decisions. This was down 17 percentage points the previous year. EU support in Spain fell by 16 points to 47%.

Both studies point out that majority of EU’s nationals want Britain to stay in the bloc.

The EU had declared that if the UK should leave the European Union, it would be “harsher” for the UK as it may take more than seven years for the UK to negotiate a new relationship with the EU.

Boris Johnson, Michael Gove Challenge Cameron To Brexit Debate

MPs former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Justice Secretary Michael Gove had issued an extraordinary challenge to David Cameron due to his failure to cut immigration.

With a vote of no-confidence on Cameron regarding the handling of the EU referendum, a Tory MP said British Prime Minister David Cameron could lose the debate quickly.

Both Johnson and Gove issued a letter stating that Cameron’s target to cut immigration to tens of thousands had come to pass and fulfil expectations. They said they betrayed his public trust.

EU’s free movement of people rules on public services indicate that class sizes would soar. The NHS lines would lengthen if the UK did not vote to leave by June 23.

Employment Minister Priti Patel said that Cameron and UK Chancellor George Osborne were “too wealthy to care about the effects of immigration.”

The employment minister said “It’s shameful that those leading the pro-EU campaign fail to care for those who do not have their advantages. Their narrow self-interest fails to pay due regard to the interests of the wider public.”

Rebelling tories were concerned about the EU’s “out of control” policies on migration within its ranks.

Vote stay said the economic effects of a Brexit would prove devastating for the current economy. The G7 leaders also said the UK’s prominence globally could see a falling out due to huge uncertainty affecting investment in the country.

EU Referendum May Lead To Market Turmoil

Observers fear that the UK-EU referendum date may create a credit squeeze for the United Kingdom. The Bank of England had pledged to provide extra bank funding to ensure this would not happen. The move has increased fears that Britain could face fiscal destabilisation, which may unhinge its delicate financial markets.

On June 23, UK citizens will vote for the UK to stay in or get out of the European Union. For three days, the Bank of England will open its lending facility as a precautionary measure to help Britain’s financial sector from suffering an immense credit crunch. Two days before the referendum and a day after, the Bank of England will support short-term borrowing.

According to a Royal Bank of Scotland report on risks, the political ramifications of increasing economic and operational security may affect the referendum’s outcome.

“The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU during this parliament increases economic and operational uncertainty. The result may also give rise to further political uncertainty regarding Scottish independence,” it said.

Barclays’ separate report indicates the UK is better with the EU:

ued its customers would be better off if the UK stayed in the EU, said last week: “In the UK, the referendum on EU membership gives rise to some political uncertainty and raises the possibility of a disruptive and uncertain exit from the EU, with attendant consequences for investment and confidence.

The Costings of British Justice

The recent recession and its consequent slow economic recovery has affected near enough every area of government spending. The Justice system is no exception: the past two years have seen many changes to cut costs: legal aid has been cut back hugely, arbitration and mediation are to be used wherever possible instead of court time, and there have been changes to the contracts of police station solicitors, to name but a few. The changes came into effect in April 2013 from Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. The people in power call them ‘reforms’.

1The number of civil cases granted funding for legal advice and representation have dropped massively, with the sectors most dramatically affected being family law and social welfare. It is estimated that around two thirds of cases in the family court now feature somebody representing themselves.

Many, in the legal sector included, see the changes as flawed as they in essence limit access to justice to thousands of ordinary people. The European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998 give the right to a full and impartial trial, with proper legal representation for any proceedings. The reforms, it can be argued, are breaching those human rights.

For some areas of law like personal injury compensation, the only chance of justice for an ordinary person is through private solicitors own Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs). Litigants only have to pay their lawyers if and when they win their case, from the money they receive in compensation for their injury. If someone has been injured at work, for example, where there might have been a clear breach of an employer’s duty of care under Health and Safety laws and regulations, the injured party still has to resort to making an injury at work claim privately as this is not covered by state funding. If it were not for CFAs, many people would not be able to afford to seek justice for the wrongs they have suffered.

The legal sector have voiced many concerns over the changes to legal aid etc, before the bill was passed and still after. However the government has its economic targets to focus on instead, and are also busy trying to change human rights legislation… the new British Bill of rights anyone?

“Northern Powerhouse” Deals To Come After China-Britain Talks

According to Prime Minister David Cameron, China is a crucial trading partner for the United Kingdom.

“.. the partnerships being made today will see real investment going into the north.”

The “Northern Powerhouse” deal is a government economic plan to open investments to Chinese investors to help the UK push forward economic growth to its maximum.

The North East Combined Authority will transfer powers over transport, strategic planning, employment and skills from the UK central government devolving to the region. In turn, it would build an investment fund with an initial allocation of £30m every year.

China-UK Relationship

As the UK and China are to agree on a number of partnerships to unlock Britain’s potential, China will assign a Beijing firm as a contractor for educational, infrastructure and public works development projects.

Included is the Middlewood Locks regeneration project in Manchester.

Xi and Cameron will attend the Hainan Airlines direct flight route from China to Britain.

Many described the leader of China’s first visit since 2005 monumental as it will bring about the “golden era” of Chinese-British diplomatic relations.

Breaking The Old Model

The devolution of powers from Whitehall England Chancellor George Osborne says is a solution to the broken model of “running everything” from central London.

“It has led to an unbalanced economy and made people feel remote from the decisions that affect their lives.”

He added: “I am determined to end this situation and I want to thank those civic leaders who want to work with us to achieve it.”

Prime Minister Says Extremist Ideology The Struggle Of The United Kindom

Prime Minister David Cameron said “There are people born and raised in this country who don’t really identify with Britain.” The statement is to be said in a keynote speech in Birmingham on Monday as the government cements its strategy to tackle extremist ideology. Cameron said it was the “struggle of our generation.”

Cameron is to argue that people need to realise that Islamist extremism can be attractive to a great group of people and this is crucial to preventing the disaster. Cameron will also announce that the head of the government’s troubled families unit Louise Casey will chair a review of how to boost opportunity in isolated UK communities.

“When people say: ‘It’s because of the involvement in the Iraq war that people are attacking the west,’ we should remind them: 9/11 – the biggest loss of life of British citizens in a terrorist attack – happened before the Iraq war,” Cameron will say.

“When they say that these are wronged Muslims getting revenge on their western wrongdoers, let’s remind them: from Kosovo to Somalia, countries like Britain have stepped in to save Muslim people from massacres. It’s groups like [Islamic State], al-Qaeda and Boko Haram that are the ones murdering Muslims.”

He will continue: “Others might say: it’s because terrorists are driven to their actions by poverty. But that ignores the fact that many of these terrorists have had the full advantages of prosperous families and a western university education.

“I am not saying these issues aren’t important. But let’s not delude ourselves. We could deal with all these issues – and some people in our country and elsewhere would still be drawn to Islamist extremism.”

Major Calls On Voters: Don’t Let Labour and SNP Tear Britain Apart!

According to former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major, Labour and SNP could possibly “divide and rule” by turning the “rich against the poor and the worker against the boss.”

Major said that the idea of a Labour-SNP government would mean a division between peoples.

Major said that growing up with Labour, the party divides to rule. They will win votes by dividing the rich against the poor.

Major said that the country needs unity and not more separation during the election.

Prime Minister David Cameron intends to continue his 36-hour non-stop tour of hte country by convincing voters not to vote for extreme change by putting in place Milliband and the SNP. Cameron had gone far off to say that Miliband is a “con” that intends to put himself into Downing Street.

Meanwhile, Former Prime Minister Sir John Major had been called by the Tories from time to time to convince the people during moments of national importance. He had warned about the dangers of having Scottish Independence for the rest of the United Kingdom.

He had also warned people in a column that the “short-term attraction” of voting for a minority party would get Britain nowhere. He said that the Tories build up the UK’s economy but Labour will wreck it.