Category Archives: Economy

Leaked files reveal Carillion’s payments to blacklisting agency. And far more.

Construction giant Carillion spectacularly crashed, leaving thousands of workers and hundreds of sub-contractors facing an uncertain future. But the company has also wrecked lives through blacklisting. Now leaked files, seen by The Canary, provide an insight into the extent of … Continue reading

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Polls show Theresa May’s government is opposing the will of the people

A rigid approach, adopted by government, is usually a sign it is failing. This can be seen with Britain’s Conservative government, led by Theresa May, with regard to Brexit. In recent weeks, polls suggest the government is stuck on a … Continue reading

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If ever there’s a symbol of reactionary, xenophobic and class-oppressed Britain, this it it

On the day Brexit beleaguered Britain gets a new passport there will be the inevitable street parties by flag-waving, jingoistic and nationalistic loons. And accompanying those sickening celebrations there is likely to be a surge in hate crimes against anyone … Continue reading

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The Brexit power-brokers who’re laughing all the way to their offshore banks. For now.

The EU apparently wants to block access to offshore tax havens. But thanks to Brexit, the UK and its offshore territories will probably not be affected. This will benefit investors, like certain Brexit power-brokers. And it will also benefit their … Continue reading

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Malnutrition, rickets and scurvy: this is what poverty under the Tories looks like

There is evidence that conditions associated with extreme poverty and poor nutrition, such as rickets (main image) and scurvy, are on the increase in Britain. These illnesses were commonly found in Victorian times. Now, they’re back. And they serve as … Continue reading

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A one minute speech sums up perfectly the May government’s contempt for the British people

After her Brexit defeat in the Commons, Theresa May is heading to Brussels. She faces an uncertain welcome from politicians who have been calling out her Brexit strategy throughout the negotiations. And one MEP, former European Commissioner Viviane Reding, has given a particularly … Continue reading

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Brexit intrigue, as Intelligence watchdog opens investigation into Boris’ think-tank mates

A thinktank supported by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is under investigation by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC). Investigation In November, Labour MP Ben Bradshaw urged the ISC to investigate Legatum. This followed several stories on the Brexit-backing thinktank in The Canary, The … Continue reading

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