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Carwyn Jones made a major threat to the Government’s Brexit plans

He accused the UK Government of seeing itself as “superior” and said Wales should be an equal in terms of Brexit via Wales http://ift.tt/2x5QsfQ https://showcavesuk.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/carwyn-jones-made-a-major-threat-to-the-governments-brexit-plans/

https://welshbizuk.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/carwyn-jones-made-a-major-threat-to-the-governments-brexit-plans/

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Britain’s Labour plans ‘Robin Hood Tax’, tax avoidance crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party would crack down on tax avoidance and introduce a “Robin Hood Tax” on financial transactions to fund public services if it wins next month’s national election, it said on Saturday. Labour, which is trailing Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservatives badly in opinion polls, said that 4.7 billion […]

http://crusaderjournal.com/2017/05/13/britains-labour-plans-robin-hood-tax-tax-avoidance-crackdown/

How Free Trade Changed the Enlightenment World

This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was originally published at HNN. As Europe grapples with Brexit and America faces a president-elect promising to wall off-off its neighbors and raise tariff barriers, we might recall how these questions of borders…

http://time.com/4597728/free-trade-history/

Brexit Base Camp: the U.K.’s Long, Hard Climb Begins Now

Three months after the U.K.’s momentous vote to leave the EU, the sky still hasn’t fallen in on Europe’s second-largest economy. But with the summer vacation over and the politicians back at their desks, the immense difficulties of what lies ahead are becoming clearer by the day. First, the good news: After confidence plummeted in…

http://fortune.com/2016/09/24/brexit-eu-negotiations-trade/

Pregnant Women Are Critical Employees So Let’s Treat Them That Way

Women have never been a bigger part of the workforce than at this time in history. Women are not only the primary caregivers in the majority of households, but we are also the sole or primary breadwinners in a record 40% of households with children. In 2016, our ability to work while simultaneously raising a…

http://time.com/4472876/labor-day-pregnant-women/

People are summing up 2016 and it’s proving how out of control this year really is

(Picture: REX/Getty/PA)If someone had told everyone in advance exactly what 2016 had in store for the world, they would have been dismissed as a doom-monger and yet, here we are, only just half way through the year and we are wondering what the f*** is going on.  Political meltdown in the UK. Endless violence, terror…

http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/16/people-are-summing-up-2016-and-its-proving-how-out-of-control-this-year-really-is-6009922/

Are the Liberal Democrats making a comeback?

Tim Farron’s had a better weekend than Cameron and Corbyn (Picture: LNP/Getty/Rex)What is going on with British politics? The Conservative Party is divided, and must name a successor to David Cameron as Prime Minister. Is that second referendum petition rigged? Meanwhile, Labour is in disarray, with shadow cabinet members resigning en masse and questions lurking…

http://metro.co.uk/2016/06/26/are-the-liberal-democrats-making-a-comeback-5967723/

Facebook Launches Its Own Investigation Into Political Bias Accusations

Facebook, the social networking powerhouse, is conducting a full investigation into allegations of political bias, chairman and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement late Thursday. The company has come under fire after an unnamed former Facebook employee told technology news website Gizmodo that workers often omitted conservative political stories from the company’s…

http://fortune.com/2016/05/13/facebook-trending-bias-investigation/