Bank of England chief warns the EU against ‘serious escalation’ of post-Brexit row over City firms

Bank of England chief Andrew Bailey warns the EU against ‘serious escalation’ of post-Brexit row over City firms, warning that its attempts to force them to relocate in the eurozone would be of ‘dubious legality’ Andrew Bailey faced MPs on the Treasury Committee this afternoon Europe’s top banks asked to justify why they should be … Read more

Alex Salmond accuses SNP chief of ‘conspiracy’ to ‘ruin his life’

Alex Salmond has accused Nicola Sturgeon‘s husband of attempting to have him ‘imprisoned’ as part of conspiracy at the top of the SNP. The former First Minister claims Peter Murrell led a ‘deliberate, prolonged, malicious and concerted effort’ to damage his reputation and remove him from public life. Mr Salmond also implicates Miss Sturgeon’s chief … Read more

Rio Tinto chief paid £7m despite caves blast row

Rio Tinto’s ousted boss given 20% pay rise last year – and could get millions more, despite losing job after miner destroyed sacred Aboriginal caves By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 22 February 2021 | Updated: 22:19 GMT, 22 February 2021 Bumper pay: Jean-Sebastien Jacques made £7.2m in 2020 Rio Tinto’s … Read more

‘Carrie Symonds acting like Boris Johnson’s chief of staff’: Prime Minister faces calls for inquiry

Boris Johnson’s fiancee has effectively become his Downing Street chief of staff, a former colleague of hers claimed last night. Carrie Symonds’s ‘unelected and unaccountable’ role in Government is ‘damaging to democracy,’ according to Nic Conner, who worked with Miss Symonds on the Brexit campaign. He insisted last night that he has no grudge against the … Read more

BDO darts chief Des Jacklin slammed for nine-hour journey to retrieve World Championship trophy

Darts chief Des Jacklin slammed for Covid-19 lockdown breach after making nine-hour, 430-mile trip from Lincolnshire to South Wales to collect BDO World Championship trophy after police had recovered it from 2020 winner Wayne Warren BDO chairman Des Jacklin wrote in Facebook post he’d made the nine-hour, cross-country journey to pick up World Championship trophy … Read more

Leon chief calls for end to lockdown as he reveals firm is losing £200,000-a-week and could fold

The chief of fast food chain Leon has revealed that his firm is losing £200,000 per week and could fold if the current shutdown drags on for months.  John Vincent, 49, urged ministers to study the economic impact before extending lockdown ‘longer than necessary’, saying: ‘I wouldn’t launch a chicken wrap without analysis.’ In a … Read more

Leon chief calls for end to lockdown as he reveals firm is losing £200,000-a-week and could fold

The chief of fast food chain Leon has revealed that his firm is losing £200,000 per week and could fold if the current shutdown drags on for months.  John Vincent, 49, urged ministers to study the economic impact before extending lockdown ‘longer than necessary’, saying: ‘I wouldn’t launch a chicken wrap without analysis.’ In a … Read more

WTO chief calls on UK and other wealthy nations to send vaccines to poorer countries now

The UK and other wealthy nations should send Covid vaccines to poorer countries now rather than wait for a surplus, the World Trade Organization chief has said. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said it was ‘in the interest’ of richer countries to ensure the rollout of the vaccine worldwide is equal. It comes after Boris Johnson told global … Read more

PM´s Union unit chief leaves after less than a fortnight

Oliver Lewis became a pivotal player in the Downing Street set up, serving as Lord Frost’s deputy on Brexit Boris Johnson’s main adviser on battling Scottish independence has left the job -less than a fortnight after being made the head of Downing Street’s Union unit. Oliver Lewis, a veteran of the Vote Leave Brexit campaign, … Read more