Wednesday, 22 May 2019

British Steel plunges into insolvency in collapse putting 5,000 jobs at risk

British Steel was plunged into insolvency today in a major collapse that puts thousands of jobs at risk. Rescue talks with the government broke down in a move the GMB union warned was "devastating for thousands of workers". The UK's second-biggest steel producer employs 4,500 people mostly in Scunthorpe, and 20,000 more depend on its supply […]

MPs pension fund warned to stop investing in fossil fuels to avoid carbon bubble

A former energy secretary has called for the MPs' pension fund to stop investing in fossil fuels. Sir Ed Davey warned the financial crash will look like a "picnic" if the "carbon bubble" bursts. He said the Parliamentary Pension Fund should set an example in a programme of "decarbonising capitalism" and warned that the value […]

Swing case TD Bailey is represented by Madigan family firm

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey is being represented by the family law firm of colleague Josepha Madigan in her case after falling from a swing. But Culture Minister Ms Madigan yesterday moved to distance herself from the controversy over the fellow TD’s legal suit. A law firm run by her brother, Patrick, is representing Ms […]

I.R.S. Memo Undercuts Mnuchin on Withholding Trump’s Tax Returns

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has no choice but to honor congressional requests for President Trump’s tax returns unless he invokes executive privilege to protect them, according to a draft legal memo written by agency staff members. The memo appears to undercut the reasoning offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who has refused to […]

Kentucky Has a Primary Election Today. Here’s What to Watch.

Voters in Kentucky are choosing their nominees on Tuesday for governor and other statewide offices. Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican incumbent, is deeply unpopular, and Democrats see an opening to retake a red-state governorship in the fall. The polls are open until 6 p.m. local time. Here’s what to watch for when the results start […]

U.S. Senate Republican leader sees budget, debt ceiling deal soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he hoped Congress could reach by the end of the day a two-year agreement on federal spending limits that would also increase the nation’s debt ceiling. “Our hope is to make a deal before the day is over,” McConnell, a Republican, told reporters. […]

Trump appeals ruling allowing Congress to see financial records

A judge ruled in favour of a House panel seeking Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm on Monday. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s ruling against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records, according to a court filing. Lawyers for Trump and his […]

Lowering speed limits, bridging Thames Valley trail gap to be debated at London City Hall

London city councillors will mull over whether to move forward with consultations for lowering some residential speed limits to 40 km/h. The recommendation, which comes from the civic works committee, suggests talking with various safety and transportation committees, as well as the public, before making a final decision to drop the speed limit 10 km/h […]