UK manufacturers’ stockpiling for no-deal Brexit hit record levels

The risk of border gridlock caused by no-deal Brexit has led British manufacturers to ramp up their stockpiling efforts to the highest levels on record for a major advanced economy. According to the monthly snapshot… Read More

One in three UK firms plan for Brexit relocation, IoD says

Nearly one in three British businesses are planning to relocate some of their operations abroad or have already shifted them to cope with a hard Brexit, according to a leading lobby group. The Institute of… Read More

Tesco, Mothercare and M&S use factory paying workers 35p an hour

Now it has emerged that Interstoff Apparels, which makes millions of pounds in profits and is co-owned by a Bangladeshi government minister, also produces garments for major British retailers.   But employees said they were… Read More

Russian Oligarch and Allies Could Benefit From Sanctions Deal, Document Shows – The New York Times

When the Trump administration announced last month that it was lifting sanctions against a trio of companies controlled by an influential Russian oligarch, it cast the move as tough on Russia and on the oligarch,… Read More

The shutdown and the dismal failure of Trumponomics

by Robert Reich One of the least-talked-about consequences of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government — courtesy of Donald “I’m proud to shut down the government” Trump — is its negative effect on the… Read More

‘Grifters, weaklings and felons’: Chris Christie burns down Trump’s entire inner circle

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t just have his knives out for Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner — he also has unkind words for President Donald Trump’s entire inner circle. Axios has published a new… Read More