Global Britain is becoming a stooge of the US

The scenes as American and British troops withdrew from Afghanistan were heartbreaking. People desperate to leave the country they love, offering up their children for transportation to a more peaceful country, being crushed to death for a chance at freedom. Those horrific scenes were also visual confirmation of Britain’s waning...
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Labour conference: Angela Rayner renews attack on Johnson in scum row

Angela Rayner says she would be "happy to sit down" with the PM after she faced criticism for calling him "scum". Labour's deputy leader has stood by the comment she made during a fringe event at the party's conference. Taking to Twitter on Monday, she repeated her accusations that Boris...
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UK's Johnson Finally Agrees to Meet COVID-Bereaved Group

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday finally meet with members of the COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaigning group, who for more than a year have sharply criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson's Downing Street office confirmed Monday that the prime minister will...

Solihull councillor's autism comments 'absolute insult'

An "absolute insult" is how mums of children with autism have labelled a councillor's suggestion that poor parenting skills are partly to blame. Angela Sandison told a Solihull Council meeting in which she queried the number of diagnoses that some mothers should spend less time on their phones. Michelle Miley,...

CIBC hires former Liberal innovation minister Navdeep Bains

TORONTO — CIBC has hired former Liberal cabinet minister Navdeep Bains as vice-chair, global investment banking. Bains stepped down as innovation minister in January and did not run in the recent federal election. He officially joins the bank Oct. 4. CIBC says Bains will focus on developing and fostering senior...

Politicians And Business Leaders Alike Must Start To Tell It Like It Is

Boris Johnson and his colleagues in the U.K.’s Conservative government must go to bed each night wondering what surprise the next morning is going to throw up. A man who came to power on the back of the simple claim that he would “get Brexit done” has found himself repeatedly having to react to new crises. The coronavirus pandemic is, of course, the most important. But there have been plenty of others that would have tested many another government — the continuing influx of immigrants across the English Channel, the fall-out from the U.S. decision to pull out of Afghanistan and, now, the collapse of several small domestic energy providers on the back of a sudden surge in the price of gas, which has combined with panic buying of automobile fuel on the back of remarks by one of the leading oil companies about a shortage of lorry drivers to create a mini energy crisis. With media pictures of motorists queuing outside petrol stations alternating with shots of climate change protesters being removed from motorways, it is hard to believe that a country that in just a few weeks hosts the COP26 climate change summit has a coherent energy policy, let alone one that the public has signed up to. Moreover, such images intensify the impression that the Britain of the 2020s is looking a lot like the one of the 1970s. This is ironic in that Johnson comprehensively defeated Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party’s erstwhile leader, in the 2019 General Election at least partly by suggesting that the left-wing policies Corbyn advocated would take the U.K. back half a century to the days of power outages, high inflation, protests and the rest.

Labour to scrap business rates in bid to shift tax burden from high street shops onto internet giants

In its most ambitious attempt yet to woo the business vote, Labour has announced plans to scrap business rates and shift the tax burden away from bricks-and-mortar companies and onto internet giants like Amazon.Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will set out the plan in a keynote speech to the party’s conference in Brighton on Monday in which she will challenge the Conservative claim on the business vote, describing Labour under Keir Starmer as “pro-worker, pro-business”.She will announce a plan to raise £2.1bn from online behemoths like Amazon, Google and Facebook with a one-year hike from 2 to 12 per cent in...