We need to be more constructive where housebuilders are concerned

This may seem mad, but I’m going to say it anyway: let’s hear it for builders. That’s right, the butt of jokes about bum cracks...

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘rushed to hospital with high fever’

Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to hospital for tests following an illness. Israel‘s prime minister “is suffering from a high fever and is coughing,” a spokesman...

Sick plane passengers most likely to infect people in next row, study finds

A new academic report has found that sick air travellers are most likely to infect passengers in the next rows, rather than the...

The argument for Brexit still doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

How disappointing to read “I’m a young person who voted for Brexit – and I’d do the same again today” by Benedict Spence....

Brexit is a golden opportunity for us to regain our power over international trade

For hundreds of years the UK has reached out to markets in every corner of the globe, strengthening our economy as well as...

The World Trade Organisation is terrified of Donald Trump and will not stop the...

You may recall a few weeks ago, before the Great Facebook Disaster, and before America started a trade war with China, that Donald...

US central bank raises interest rates to 1.75%

The US central bank has raised interest rates again for the world’s largest economy, citing a tightening labour market. The Federal Reserve’s governing council,...

Don’t expect the EU and the UK to give up political point scoring anytime...

Brexit is confusing, and it is I am afraid going to become more so. That is partly because, as in any debate where...

A bad Brexit could cripple workers’ rights

“Crippling”, “back-breaking” and a “burden”. These are all words Brexiteers Liam Fox, David Davis and Boris Johnson have used to describe EU employment regulation. Despite...

Wage squeeze: The end is in sight but there’ll be no party

We might be entering the 12th straight month of falling real wages, but the end of the squeeze in living standards that followed the...

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China fires back at Donald Trump by imposing tariffs on 128...

Donald Trump’s protectionist measures have sparked fears of an all-out trade war after China retaliated by...

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