May 11, 2021

UK: Hodge demands clean up of UK’s tax havens [Cayman Islands]

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From economia Margaret Hodge has received the support of 80 MPs from eight different parties in calling on the government to enforce public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK’s tax havens in order to improve tax transparency The former chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will table an amendment to the criminal finances […]

Italy PM Renzi Resigns Following Referendum Defeat

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From Newsmax Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned in the early hours of Monday after accepting defeat in a constitutional referendum he’d staked his job on. With exit polls showing about 59 percent of Italians had voted against his plans to rein in the power of the Italian Senate, the prime minister said he will hand […]

The Editor Speaks: A quick exit after all and a new entrance

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After what seemed to be a long wait for UK’s former Prime Minister, David Cameron, to exit he suddenly was gone. And a woman has come to the fore, Theresa May. I have to admit I have not been a huge follower of UK’s politics until the General Election this year and Cameron’s surprising victory. […]

The Editor Speaks: Where were you when the UK left Europe?

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I have to admit to being stunned, shaken and stirred when I watched the United Kingdom’s Referendum’s results coming in last Thursday evening. I still cannot believe it even though the warnings were plain to see. I was watching the BBC World News and not Sky News that the male co host of the Rooster […]

UK Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack

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From BBC An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in a “horrific” assault in her constituency, police have said. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the ground after the attack in Birstall, West Yorkshire. A man was arrested nearby. One eyewitness told the BBC they heard […]

Queen’s Speech: Prison shake-up at heart of new laws

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From BBC The government’s planned new laws have been set out by the Queen – including the biggest prison shake-up in England and Wales “since Victorian times”. Satellite-tagged inmates could be sent home on weekdays and re-offending league tables will be published. The 21-Bill agenda also includes support for a spaceport and driverless cars – […]

UK: Newbury MP defends David Cameron after tax leaks

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By William Walker From Newbury Today But Richard Benyon will not reveal his own tax returns The Conservative MP for Newbury has leapt to the defence of David Cameron and his family after recent revelations from the ‘Panama Papers’, but stressed that he would not be revealing his own tax returns. A leak from Panamanian law […]

Panama Papers: Labour and SNP launch joint tax transparency attack against David Cameron at PMQs

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By Ian Silvera From International Business Times David Cameron faced sustained attacks from Labour and the SNP over the staffing levels of the UK’s tax watchdog during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), as the fallout from the explosive Panama Papers leak continues. Jeremy Corbyn continually pressed the Conservative leader on the issue after Cameron admitted to […]

Baroness Bra-bados!

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By JEMMA BUCKLEY FOR THE DAILY MAIL Or how Cameron’s small business tsar has jetted off to the Caribbean island three times in three months Ultimo boss Michelle Mone visited Barbados three times in three months Lingerie tycoon, 44, tweeted she was ‘madly in love’ with Stefan Soroka Appointed to the House of Lords but […]

‘Deeply elitist UK locks out diversity at top’

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By Judith Burns Education reporter, From BBC News The UK is “deeply elitist” according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders. Small elites, educated at independent schools and Oxbridge, still dominate top roles, suggests the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission study. It says key […]