Ever since news of her Hollywood relationship entered the public arena, Amal Clooney has been the talk of the town. On Wednesday 28th January, the British barrister-turned-celebrity laid her case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against a Turkish politician who denied the Armenian genocide. Between 1915-1917, Turkey’s Ottoman rulers massacred 1.5 million … Continue reading Clooney Champions Armenian Cause
TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?
If you haven’t heard of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership don’t worry – you’re not really meant to have. The TTIP is a series of trade negotiations, primarily for the purpose of cutting tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade between the US and EU, making the access to each other’s markets easier for companies. … Continue reading TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?
GREECE ELECTION: Syriza-phrenia in Europe
In life, there are just some things one cannot resolve simply by listening to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. For the EU, the economic headache conjured by the election of a radical left-wing party, Syriza, is one of those things. Demanding an end to Greece's painful austerity measures, threatening renewed turmoil in global markets and … Continue reading GREECE ELECTION: Syriza-phrenia in Europe
Hopes Rise As Unemployment Falls
It seems these days that positive news stories are few and far between. However, the British public (and the Tories) can rejoice in the fact that according to the latest statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), unemployment is falling. Finally. The number of people out of work in Britain fell by 58,000 … Continue reading Hopes Rise As Unemployment Falls
Labour’s Mansion Tax – Downton Shabby
If there’s one thing everybody hates, it is having to shell out hard-earned wealth in the name of tax. Political parties notoriously differ on their taxation views, and over the past few months Labour’s idea for a mansion tax emerged as one of their prime solutions of raising revenue for the NHS. Labour leader Ed … Continue reading Labour’s Mansion Tax – Downton Shabby
The UK Deficit – Sleepless Nights For Osborne
It’s there; it’s hanging over our heads, no matter how much Ed Miliband forgets to mention it in his speeches. Chancellor George Osborne must have nightmares every time the word “deficit” is mentioned nowadays. You could write books on the topic, but I have near 600 words to cover a selection of the issues – … Continue reading The UK Deficit – Sleepless Nights For Osborne
EURO VALUE DECREASE: Mario in Drag-hi
Having previously pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to save the euro, it would appear a vacation or some quiet time for Mario Draghi would've sufficed. The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) caused the euro to fall 0.4% to $1.2034 following comments which suggested the bank could start quantitative easing soon. Mrs Draghi … Continue reading EURO VALUE DECREASE: Mario in Drag-hi
Self-Branded – Is Russell the man?
Swapping his comical roots for a swing at political campaigning, one name provokes controversy with everything he mentions – Russell Brand. Opinion on this man could not be more divided. Many enjoy his direct and honest tone, whilst others believe his erratic nature to be his downfall. One problem with Brand is that given his … Continue reading Self-Branded – Is Russell the man?
Sluggish EU GDP – Who is to blame? Das ist the question
Yes, ‘tis the season to be jolly. An old man has just finished emptying his sack in living rooms across the land, delivering his presents to kids down their chimneys because Mrs. Claus told him he’d never get in the back door... Wait, can we start again? Indeed, that is precisely what the EU will … Continue reading Sluggish EU GDP – Who is to blame? Das ist the question
Shrouded with scepticism and uncertainty, the Sony hacks are the latest instalment in an everlasting feud between the US and North Korea. Beginning on November 24th, Sony Pictures Entertainment went into meltdown quicker than your Christmas snowmen with the first signs of New Year sun after their systems were infiltrated by a group known as … Continue reading Sony Hacks