Opponents to President Donald Trump’s travel ban have a reason to celebrate

Washington state filed the original lawsuit, claiming it was hurt by the ban when students and faculty from state-run universities and corporate employees were stranded overseas.Trump’s executive order caused headaches particularly for close allies in the Five Eyes defence alliance, such as the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as dual nationals from these countries were still banned if they had a banned passport as well.This prompted conflicting advice from embassies and foreign offices for the first days after the ban was announced. It took four days for the US embassy in London to update guidance, clarifying that Britons who share dual nationality with countries on the list will be allowed into the US. Thursday 9 February 2017 11:45 pm Josh Martin That plan now looks to have hit another roadblock.The US Supreme Court will likely determine the case’s final outcome.Protesters have previously gathered in cities around the world to march against what they see as a racist move from the new president.Read more: A quarter of MPs want to bar Trump from addressing Parliament on his visitThe case was the first serious test of executive authority since Trump became president on 20 January. US President Donald Trump has been dealt a fresh blow, as the court-ordered suspension of his controversial executive order to ban passport-holders from seven majority-Muslim countries entering the US has been upheld.Following the ruling, Trump tweeted: “See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake.” whatsapp whatsapp Share Opponents to President Donald Trump’s travel ban have a reason to celebrate A US federal appeals court has just unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of Trump’s order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.Trump had campaigned on the road to the White House about stricter border control, particularly for traveller and migrants from Muslim-majority countries until “we can figure out what the hell is going on”.In one of his first moves in the Oval Office he suspended the entire refugee programme for 120 days and banned entry for any traveller from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Syria for 90 days from 27 January. Read more: The long view: UK economy can stay in the world’s top 10 if it stays openClose to 100 leaders from corporate America – particularly the tech giants of Silicon Valley – spoke out against the travel ban. More From Our Partners Feds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com read more

This is the longest journey you could possibly make in London

whatsapp This one’s nearly the exact same route as walking, bar the odd diversion taking into account the rules of London’s roads. Clocking in at just under four hours — one minute under to be precise — it’s only for those with thighs of steel. We also suggest going from west to east for this one, giving yourself a slight overall downhill gradient on your side (62ft overall). Friday 10 February 2017 2:51 pm (Source: Getty)DrivingSo this may come as no surprise, but if traffic isn’t acting up — which is never guaranteed in London — it takes an hour and six minutes to drive. It’s a very simple route around the M25. But that doesn’t sound nearly as much fun as any of our other proposals, does it now? More From Our Partners Texas governor said he plans to strip the Legislature’s paybusinessinsider.com (Source: Getty)This article originally appeared on Londonist  whatsapp Londonist Share While wearing our curiosity-oriented thinking cap the other day, a stray thought struck us.What are the two furthest points from each other within Greater London? We presumed someone else would have already calculated this, but a Google search later left us none the wiser. That’s when we decided to grab the cartographic bull by the horns. Cycling Public transportNeither Google Maps nor TfL quite knew what to make of this route at first; we had to calculate it from Heathrow Terminal 5 station and then add on the distance to the roundabout. The maze of windy roads means it’s actually a 43-minute walk between the roundabout and the station. However, if you can bring yourself to separate yourself from London for a few minutes, you can walk outside the boundaries to Travelodge Terminal 5 and get a National Express bus to the terminal. This takes a far more reasonable 13 minutes.From there you’ve got a number of options. Our calculations show that the fastest will take roughly two hours 18 minutes (dependent on traffic, delays, etc). From Terminal 5 take the Heathrow Express to Paddington. From there it’s just three stops on the Bakerloo line to Baker Street. Switch onto the Jubilee line, riding it a solid 12 stops to West Ham. From West Ham take c2c rail all the way to Upminster, in a swift 14-minute section. It might be at this point that you’ve come to realise this isn’t the cheapest London journey you’ve ever done.Then take the 370 bus to Home Farm Cottage, London’s easternmost bus stop. It’s just another 33 minutes away, though you’ll have to trek on foot for this final stretch. Eventually you’ll get to a stream known as Mar’s Dyke that marks the edge of London. Congratulations. You’ve spent just over two and a half hours doing the longest London journey. Pat yourself on the back. This is the longest journey you could possibly make in London After some very scientific measuring including waving a ruler in front of our laptop — see, they do have practical use beyond your schooldays — we found the two most distant points within London. At roughly 58.9km apart, our two spots are… drumroll please… halfway down Fen Lane in North Ockendon (technically in London despite its position outside the Orbital), and a roundabout that connects Heathrow Terminal 5 to to the M25. Exciting, we know.Here’s where the real fun starts: we worked out how long it takes to get between the two of them.WalkingNot for the faint of heart, according to Google Maps. Walking between the two takes a casual 13 hours and 36 minutes. Maybe if you’re a particularly speedy strider, you can do it in 13. Still, that doesn’t take into account resting, stopping for food or toilet breaks.At least you can do some sightseeing along the way. The route takes you past: The Royal Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square, along the Embankment and past the Whitechapel Gallery. If you’re feeling adventurous you can go to Man vs Food at the Western end of the trip; they let you try your hand/stomach at food challenges, but even they’d be taken aback if you ate there midway through a 65.3km voyage. Yep even though they’re only 58.9km apart as the crow flies, following London’s roads add another 6.4km to your journey.Tiny hotel 40 Winks lies at the eastern end, if you’re dedicated to the trip but not sure you can quite manage it in one go. read more

More than two-thirds of the public think Heathrow expansion will signal Britain is open for business post-Brexit

While questions remain over how the government will address air quality concerns over Heathrow expansion, for now the public backing lies very much with the third runway taking shape.That’s according to a new ComRes poll of 2,003 people – commissioned by Heathrow (who else?) – which has found more than two-thirds of the public think building a third runway at Heathrow demonstrates that Britain remains “open for business” after Brexit. Rebecca Smith The court can entertain the claimants’ challenges once this has occurred. whatsapp More than two-thirds of the public think Heathrow expansion will signal Britain is open for business post-Brexit Monday 13 February 2017 11:38 am Share John Stewart, chair of the Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (HACAN), said while the government argues a new runway is crucial in a post-Brexit world, “the stark fact remains that a third runway will mean almost a quarter of a million extra planes using Heathrow each year”. Stewart said: “That will turn countless lives upside down.”A legal challenge launched by an alliance of councils and Greenpeace UK, was grounded last month, after the court ruled it could not hear the case until the consultation on the national policy statement is published.Read more: An appeal against the third runway at Heathrow has been delayedThe claimants had argued that the case should be heard before “more time and taxpayers’ money is wasted developing a scheme that will never be able to comply with air quality law”. The councils said the decision simply put off the inevitable. whatsapp Some 69 per cent of those surveyed agreed that building the new runway demonstrated Britain remains open for business, while 14 per cent disagreed. Similarly, 64 per cent agreed that expanding Heathrow will help British firms expand to new trading routes across the globe.Read more: Government to unveil Heathrow third runway national policy statementHeathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “An expanded Heathrow will create new routes and trade destinations to deliver the Prime Minister’s vision of a global Britain. The launch of the government’s national policy statement consultation is a key milestone in our plans, and we look forward to working with our local communities, airlines and the government to ensure Heathrow expansion is affordable, sustainable and benefits all of Britain.”It comes after the government published its draft national policy statement last week, kicked off a 16-week consultation over expanding the congested London airport, and set the conditions for Heathrow to meet. The policies will be put to parliament for a vote in about a year.There has though, still been vocal opposition to the third runway.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFoundation Company | Search AdsFast Crawl Space Foundation Repair Cost In Scottsdale May Surprise YouFoundation Company | Search AdsDental Implants | Search AdsSearch for Quality Dental Implants – they may surprise youDental Implants | Search AdsNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks GorgeousNoteableyRich HousesThese Baby Animals Are Too Cute To Be RealRich Housestrikol.com23 of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the Worldtrikol.com10 Best Dog for Seniors10 Best Dog for Seniors – Carammello10 Best Dog for SeniorsYahoo! SearchSearch For The Best GPS Tracker On The MarketYahoo! SearchDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funnyrevision20.usScientists: Brain Scan Uncovers The Real Root Cause Of Vision Loss (Watch)revision20.us read more

Russian banking giant drops US arm as geopolitical tensions mount

Russian banking giant drops US arm as geopolitical tensions mount Read This NextFox News’ Laura Ingraham Suggests Defunding the US Military Over CriticalThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourTeammates, NFL execs expect Aaron Rodgers to do this in 2021SportsnautMore People Now Use YouTube Than Facebook or Instagram – What Happened?The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour’The Harder They Fall’ Trailer: Jonathan Majors Seeks Revenge on Idris ElbaThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour’The Blacklist’ Fans Are Not Happy They Didn’t Find Out What Was in ThatThe Wrap Fragile political tensions between Moscow and Washington, D.C. took a turn for the worse this evening, as Russia’s second biggest bank revealed it has sold its New York-based business.Citing geopolitical reasons, Russian financial services provider VTB said it had disposed of its US broker arm VTB Capital, which is now an independent company called Xtellus Capital Partners. Monday 3 September 2018 9:38 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy Faninvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailVitaminewsShe Had No Clue Why The Crowd Started Cheering HerVitaminewsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe VTB said: “Given the current geopolitical situation such a change… is the most appropriate way to continue servicing our Russian and global clients.”Read more: Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli detained ahead of deportation to Ghana There will be no direct VTB presence in the US following today’s comments, which underline the nervous climate among Russian business executives who fear a new round of sanctions could dent their ability to do business with Western clients.Tense relations between the Kremlin and the White House have loomed large since a nerve agent attack in Britain prompted president Donald Trump to create sanctions earlier this month that could terminate some arms sales and financing to Russia. whatsapp whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy read more

One referendum fractured the UK – a second could shatter it

first_imgIt would exacerbate people’s sense of alienation from the political process, providing ammunition for those who argue that politicians are not to be believed or trusted.The final way involves a snap election. Think that through: one party would need to put holding a second referendum in its manifesto, and win a majority. The only party to try that in 2017 was the Lib Dems, and we know how that went.Even if such a party succeeded, time is short. An election campaign takes at least five weeks. The new government would then have to pass an act of parliament to hold a second referendum, then run another five-week campaign.We’ve got 189 days until we leave – are we willing to spend nearly half that time fighting among ourselves?In terms of who would win, there are polls that point both ways. The country would yet again be ripped apart, polarising voices on the extremes hyping up the rhetoric while consuming the precious little oxygen left for domestic policy issues.Nor is there any guarantee that Britain would be able to rejoin the EU on the same terms. The UK had a host of opt-outs and privileges – no requirement to join the euro, an exemption from Schengen, the rebates won by Margaret Thatcher.The EU may want us back, yes, but it’s naive to assume that the arch-federalists would welcome perfidious Albion with open arms. They want to make sure that no other EU country tries the same trick.In the meantime, the business world would once again be in standby mode – from the moment the referendum was called.The contingency plans that they have been diligently making in the absence of a coherent government strategy would be irrelevant: either unnecessary if Brexit were reversed, or out-of-date if it weren’t.It would then be back to the drawing board – especially if Britain had a new Prime Minister starting from scratch on negotiations.Advocates of a second vote now concede that Article 50 would have to be extended to allow time for a referendum process, meaning that the UK would enter a political and constitutional twilight zone.If you thought Brexit was chaotic now, imagine that.That’s to say nothing of the political upheaval, the two main parties pitched into renewed civil war, all delicate consensus thrown out.We’d likely get new leaders, though who can say who they might be or how long they’d last. Both sides would feel bitter, both betrayed, and at least half the country would lose their fragile remaining faith in the political system.So much as I sympathise with the politicians, businesses and individuals who despair at the present stalemate and wish we could turn back the clock and pretend the last two years haven’t happened, they have.Read more: Sir Vince Cable’s ‘erotic spasm’ gaffe overshadows his conference speech More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Who wants a second Brexit referendum? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvdzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comHabit TribeCelebrity Couples Who Are In It For The Long HaulHabit Tribe whatsapp Rachel Cunliffe Everyone, it would seem these days. The Czech and Maltese Prime Ministers called for one yesterday at the EU summit in Salzburg. According to Brussels gossip, the UK negotiators have been hampered by whispers that it is possible to get fickle Britain to change its mind.And, indeed, Vince Cable (of “exotic spresm” fame) could talk of little else at the Liberal Democrat conference this week.Read more: May’s Brexit plan ‘will not work’ says EU in devastating blow to PMThese honest Remainers – spearheaded by the likes of Cable, Tony Blair, and Nick Clegg – are clear that this is about reversing Brexit.But there’s also the stealth strategy – from Tory rebels like Justine Greening and Labour backbenchers like Chuka Umunna – who want a “people’s vote” on the final terms. whatsapp Tags: Brexit Chuka Umunna People Theresa May Tony Blair Share Friday 21 September 2018 7:52 am This is apparently not about reversing Brexit, but giving the great British public a final say on the deal, just to double-check that they really do like it. Which, given that Theresa May’s Chequers plan has been slammed by Leavers and Remainers alike, they probably wouldn’t.Greening has even suggested a three-way poll (options: no deal, government’s deal, or stay), which would helpfully split the Brexit vote.Either way, the strategy is clearly to rerun the 2016 referendum, with the aim of getting a different result.As a pre-referendum Remainer, I was utterly dejected with the outcome. Both campaigns fought dirty, and both were irresponsible – Remainers failed to make a positive case for staying in the EU, and Leavers had no coherent plan for what to do if they won.But even after two years of government fudging and false starts, I believe that a second referendum would be a disaster. I’m not going to engage with lofty claims about “democracy” – a word that both sides overuse with abandon. Perfect democracy doesn’t exist.It is insulting to argue that the first vote should be ignored (for legal or demographic reasons, or because people were too stupid to know what they were doing), and blinkered to protest that, once something has been voted on, it is undemocratic to question or seek to alter it.Rather, my despair at the prospect of another referendum is rooted in logistics, pragmatism, and the naive hope that Britain will ever be able to move on from Brexit.To start with, logistics. Hugo Dixon, a founder of the People’s Vote campaign, wrote for the Guardian yesterday on seven ways to get a second vote. All but one require existing MPs to force a referendum.The call for parliament, overwhelmingly dominated by two parties whose manifestos ruled out a second referendum, to rebel to this extent is a reckless one. One referendum fractured the UK – a second could shatter it last_img read more

Bull market: New version of Wall Street’s iconic ‘Charging Bull’ goes under the hammer later this week

first_imgMonday 1 October 2018 12:34 am whatsapp Share whatsapp Bull market: New version of Wall Street’s iconic ‘Charging Bull’ goes under the hammer later this week More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org A new version of the Charging Bull, the dramatic sculpture which has become a symbol of Wall Street, goes on sale in London this week. Sebastian McCarthy The highly-polished bronze by Arturo di Modica features in the sale of 20th century and contemporary art by auctioneers Phillips on Thursday, City A.M. can reveal.At 6ft long the piece is less than half the size of his New York original, now a major tourist attraction, but is still expected to make between £250,000 and £350,000The first, highly theatrical sculpture, became a symbol of Manhattan’s financial district almost overnight after di Modica dumped it at night – without seeking payment or permission – in a small park in 1988, one year on from Black Monday striking the US markets.”My point was to show people that if you want to do something in a moment things are very bad, you can do it. You can do it by yourself. My point was that you must be strong” said di Modica, who was once nicknamed ‘the young Michelangelo’ by the renowned abstract artist Henry Moore.Today’s announcement marks di Modica’s first artwork that will ever be sold at a public auction, rather than behind closed doors to private buyers.Jacob Harmer, Di Modica’s representative, told City A.M.: “When Black Monday struck the markets, di Modica wanted to give something back to show we should carry on fighting during the hard times. The public sale marks Di Modica stepping out of the shadows to tell his story.” Tags: US marketslast_img read more

Iran says it has found new ‘potential’ oil buyers despite US sanctions

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Property of the Week: Leinster Gardens, the HQ of Andreas Papadakis’ publishing house Academy Editions goes on sale

first_imgFriday 1 February 2019 11:18 am whatsapp Melissa York View from one of the terraces“Leinster Gardens is a beautiful home with a really interesting history,” says Robert Cox, Mayfair sales manager for Harrods Estates, which is handling the sale. “Its Victorian period features have been carefully preserved and renovated, reflecting Andreas Papadakis’ appreciated for tradition.”It’s Grade II Listed, so the original white stucco has been revived, the kitchen’s delicate cornicing with a vine leaves and grapes motif has been refurbished and oak herringbone parquet flooring reclaimed throughout.Modern improvements include handmade walnut cabinets in the kitchen and a Bulthaup island worth thousands; an oak leaf chandelier and hidden speakers in the walls; a master bedroom suite across the entire second floor; and an outdoor patio area.Call Harrods Estates’ Mayfair office on 020 7409 9001 or visit harrodsestates.com Back in the 1970s, it published over a thousand influential books and magazines dedicated to architecture and the decorative arts, drawing artists like Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and Charles Jencks to the Bayswater headquarters of the independent publishing house. Many of the world’s most famous architects, from Daniel Libeskind to Edwin Lutyens, passed through those doors to feature in its ‘Architectural Monographs’ series.And now, that very building is on sale. Having served as the office and home of founder Andreas Papadakis, the seven bedroom property is on the market for £7.95m. Property of the Week: Leinster Gardens, the HQ of Andreas Papadakis’ publishing house Academy Editions goes on sale One of the living rooms with parquet flooringThe six-storey house in Leinster Gardens was established as the home of Academy Editions in 1974 and became a post-modernist landmark due to its exuberant colour scheme designed by architect Sir Terry Farrell. It’s also part of a famous, white stucco terrace built by Henry de Bruno Austin in 1857, which is famous for having two ‘dummy houses’ at numbers 23 and 24.They are just exterior facades with no houses attached, only the Tube line behind, because the architect didn’t want there to be an unattractive gap in his terrace. During the 1920s, it was a common prank to invite people to parties at these addresses and they also featured as a quirk in an episode of the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Faithful followers of fashion in interior design and architecture will have heard of Academy Editions.Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, £7.95m whatsapp Historical curios aside, Greek-Cypriot born Papadakis paid great attention to preserving the period detailing, as have its current owners. Share Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

Barclays profits slip as bank sets aside £150m for Brexit

first_imgThursday 21 February 2019 7:31 am Profit before tax dipped one per cent to £3.49bn, down from £3.54bn in 2017 after the bank’s £1.4bn settlement with the US Department of Justice over residential mortgage-backed securities sold in the run up to the financial crisis.It also paid out another £700m in payment protection insurance (PPI) claims.Overall attributable profit hit £1.4bn, seeing Barclays back in the black after 2017’s £1.92bn loss.Net operating income increased five per cent year on year to £19.67bn even as total operating expenses rose five per cent to £16.24bn.Basic earnings per share soared to 9.4p after 2017’s loss of 10.3p per share, while the dividend more than doubled to 6.5p, up from 3p last year.Why it’s interesting Share Profits missed estimates at Barclays last year, the bank revealed today, as it set aside £150m for Brexit and paid out billions of pounds in misconduct and litigation charges related to its role in the financial crisis.Read more: Ex-Barclays chair Agius tells court he was unaware of £280m Qatar dealThe figures whatsapp Barclays’ profit missed forecasts as it set aside £150m for any potential fallout from Brexit, in contrast to Lloyds Banking Group’s bullish statements yesterday on the health of the UK economy.“That could prove to be insufficient or over-cautious, depending on proceedings in Westminster and Brussels,” said Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.The bank’s international division, which houses Barclays’ investment bank, saw profit before tax grow £500m to £3.8bn, broadly in line with analyst expectations.But earnings were stung by more litigation over the 2008 crash and more payments ahead of August’s deadline for PPI claims. Stripping out these charges Barclays said its profit before tax would have grown 20 per cent to £5.7bn.Barclays said that its focus now will be on making more returns to shareholders and investing in the business. “The resumption of a 6.5p dividend is symbolically as well as financially significant,” Khalaf added. “That’s the level the dividend stood at before it was halved when Jes Staley took over, and suggests the bank is now back to business as usual.What Barclays saidGroup chief executive Jes Staley said: ”2018 represented a very significant period for Barclays.“Having resolved major legacy issues and reduced the drag from low returning businesses, we started to see the earnings potential of the bank, as the strategy we have implemented began to deliver. This was evident in the improved performance across the group compared to 2017.Read more: HSBC boss John Flint needs short term rigour as well as a long term vision“Going forward the principal calls on future earnings should now be returns to shareholders and investing to grow the business. We will use the strong capital generation of the bank to return a greater proportion of those earnings to shareholders by way of dividends and to supplement those dividends with additional returns, including share buybacks. I am optimistic for our prospects to do more in 2019 and beyond.” whatsapp Barclays profits slip as bank sets aside £150m for Brexit Joe Curtis by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthLady GreatMaggie Wheeler Had To Live Like This Before ‘Friends’ HappenedLady GreatPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost Fun Tags: Barclays Brexit Company Jes Staley Peoplelast_img read more

DEBATE: Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October?

first_imgHis spokeswoman yesterday confirmed that the new Prime Minister does not want to meet EU leaders to discuss Brexit until they agree to abandon the backstop. The question of whether he is serious about no-deal has been answered unequivocally by the composition of his cabinet. If he were to abandon his “do or die” pledge, his government would crumble as the resignation letters rolled in. whatsapp DEBATE: Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October? But the government would still be able to delay dissolution in order to wrap up “unfinished business” – just nudging the election into November. And, lest we forget, a no-deal Brexit on 31 October remains the legal default. This makes pushing a no confidence vote too risky for the anti-Brexit MPs, so we’re more likely to see Anna Soubry, Sir Keir Starmer and the Gaukward Squad spending their summer holidays plotting other ways to stop no-deal than knotting up their hankies and enjoying an ice-cream on Margate beach. When Prime Ministers start donning hard hats and talking about “The North”, it begins to feel like we’re in election territory again. But the odds are against it. whatsapp The optimal route to electoral success for Boris Johnson is to get Brexit over the line by 31 October and then call an election. But clearly, this is easier said than done, and apparently Boris and his team understand this. A woman leads her dog away from a polling station set up in the garage of a private residence in Croydon, south London, on June 8, 2017, as Britain holds a general election. As polling stations across Britain open on Thursday, opinion polls show the outcome of the general election could be a lot tighter than had been predicted when Prime Minister Theresa May announced the vote six weeks ago. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) Main image credit: Getty Share With a razor thin majority and a rebellion in his own party, the last roll of the dice would be to seek a mandate for a no-deal Brexit – and call a General Election before time runs out. Ben Kelly, a commentator for Reaction, says YES. Ben Kelly and Mo LovattMo Lovatt is a lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries and co-chair of The Great Debate. So having adopted such an uncompromising position on the withdrawal agreement, we are now on course for no-deal. A significant coalition of MPs, aided by the House of Commons speaker, will go all out to stop this. The motivation for an autumn election comes from those opposed to a no-deal Brexit, and while parliamentary arithmetic may be in their favour, time is not. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Opinion Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October? Tuesday 30 July 2019 4:06 am Mo Lovatt, a lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries and co-chair of The Great Debate, says NO. With parliament now in recess, they would have to wait until September to table a vote of no confidence in the government and allow 14 days for the House to adopt it. Assuming the government loses, parliament could be dissolved and only then could the six weeks of campaigning begin. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? 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