British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs
British Steel has been placed in compulsory liquidation endangering thousands of jobs.
The insolvency is the result of a breakdown in rescue talks between the company’s owner, Greybull and the government.
The search for a buyer for British Steel has already begun.
In the meantime, it will trade normally.
My thoughts on #britishsteel as 1) the @ukLabour Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency which contains one of the sites (Skinningrove) and 2) as a qualified solicitor – who spent 5 years specialising in European Competition Law at one of the top firms in the UK. 1/10
— Lauren Dingsdale 🌹 (@laurendingsdale) May 22, 2019
UN representative reports on Poverty in UK
Last November, special UN rapporteur on extreme poverty Philip Alston spent almost two weeks travelling in Britain and Northern Ireland to study extreme poverty in the UK.
Professor Altson maintained that the ‘ideological’ cuts to public services since 2010 have led to ‘tragic consequences’.
He says the UK social safety net has been ‘deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos’.
The British government responded stating that the final report was ‘barely believable’ considering the £95bn spent on welfare and the maintenance of state pensions.
Kenneth Noye to be released from jail
The parole board has confirmed that the M25 road-rage killer is to be freed.
In 1996, Noye, 71, stabbed 21-year-old Stephen Cameron to death at the Swanley interchange of the M25.
The aggressor later claimed he committed the murder in self-defence during a road-rage fight.
In 2000, he was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years.
He has been deemed by the parole baord as no longer harmful to the public.
Footwear firms urge Trump to end trade war
According to the shoe manufacturers the US-China trade tariffs could have a catastrophic effect on cosumers.
Dozens of companies, including Adidas and Nike, have signed a letter addresed to the American President.
They maintain that the import tariffs could specifically affect the working class.
President Trump has declared that the trade deficit with China hurts the US economy.
He has recently increased levies on $200bn (£157.3bn) worth of Chinese imports into the US from 10% to 25% more than a week ago.
China buys MUCH less from us than we buy from them, by almost 500 Billion Dollars, so we are in a fantastic position. Make your product at home in the USA and there is no Tariff. You can also buy from a non-Tariffed country instead of China. Many companies are leaving China…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2019