You know how the last 12 months will be written up in terms of Britain's economic performance. I know, anyway, having penned some of the accounts myself, albeit with caveats. It was the year that opened in deep snow amid...
Britain will push for tougher accession terms for any new members of the European Union to limit their citizens' access to the bloc's labor markets, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.Cameron is under pressure to limit foreigners'...Show More Summary
There are a lot worse things than traveling to Europe with a girl you don’t really know. On second thought…. The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. Follow us on […]
This week we look at five leading Nazis: senior SS man Reinhard Heydrich; the man whose unapproved flight to Britain failed to bring peace in Rudolf Hess; architect of buildings and production Albert Speer; a diplomat who failed badly in Joachim von Ribbentrop, and the Stalin of the Nazi party, Martin Bormann.
International political allies, charitable organizations and educational institutions are just some of the NSA's targets.
A new monograph chronicles the life of a multidisciplinary designer who helped usher in a new era of design. There are few designers in British history who have equaled FHK Henrion in talent, innovation, and accomplishment. FHK Henrion:...Show More Summary
The U.K. will help the international mission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons program, officials said Friday, joining a complex operation with prominent roles for the U.S., Denmark and Norway. Britain’s Foreign Office said it has agreed to destroy 150 tons of two industrial-grade chemicals from Syria’s stockpile at a commercial facility. The chemicals used in [...]
Scott writes: Krugman also ignores the fact that his own graph shows fiscal policy in Britain getting more contractionary in 2013, and yet growth picked up sharply! Read the whole thing. I also would note that the demand-side secular stagnation meme also seems to be gone or at least shelved in the cupboard, as today […]
The body of a British doctor who died in a Syrian jail will be transferred to Britain’s embassy in Beirut on Friday “at the latest”, a senior Syrian official says. “At the family’s request, the Syrian authorities and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are carrying out a final autopsy to find out the [...]
Another day, another addition to our pool of knowledge regarding U.S. and British surveillance activities. According to the Guardian, Der Spiegel and New York Times, historical targets of the intelligence agencies have included (deep breath): Unicef, Médecins du Monde, the UN development program, the UN food […]
Britain's Foreign Office pledges to transport and dispose of 150 tonnes of industrial-grade stockpiled chemicals.
In the 2 December 1995 edition, Digby Anderson bemoans a Britain in which people just cannot postpone any pleasure: not crisps, not carols. Christmas was and still is regarded as… Continue reading The post Christmas comes but once a week appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This was supposed to be the year of strike, strife, misery and more. Instead, to the surprise of Britain’s politicians, things have instead gone badly right. 1. Crime. With the… Continue reading The post Ten things that went badly right in Britain in 2013 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Time: World Battlefronts: The Year, Dec. 20, 1943: >>Said Britain's Winston Churchill: "The [European] war is going so well we must not underrate the tenacity of the enemy.... But I hope in 1944 we shall bring him to bay." >Said South Africa's Jan Christiaan Smuts: "A long road and heavy fighting... Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Two personal assistants to celebrity cook Nigella Lawson were found not guilty on Friday of defrauding money from their boss and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi following a trial that has gripped Britain with tales of drug use and mar...
Britain's top-share index was steady, pinned back by a drop in BAE Systems. ||| London - Britain's top-share index was steady on Friday, pinned back by a drop in BAE Systems but set for its best week since June after a well received policy shift from the US Federal Reserve. Show More Summary
New research from legal firm Pinsent Masons and YouGov suggests there is a 'Mobile Mountain' of barriers health operators must overcome before mobile health technology (mHealth) can be successfully adopted in the UK.
EU summits increasingly have a curious quality to them. There is an official agenda, set out in draft conclusions, and then Britain's agenda. The two, quite frequently, are not the same. To scan the British media and then the rest of the European press would be to sow the doubt that we were not covering the same event. Show More Summary
The idea of freedom of speech is in a dangerously enfeebled condition in Britain. Hardly anyone understands why no editor has agreed to comply with the state’s attempt to regulate the press — a measure which takes us back, if not to the court of Henry VIII, then at least to the Stuarts and Presbyterians […]
If the People's Liberation Army went to war tomorrow, it would field an arsenal bristling with hardware from some of America's closest allies: Germany, France and Britain.Most of China's advanced surface warships are powered by German and French-designed diesel engines. Show More Summary