JEREMY Corbyn has arrived in Birmingham to launch Labour's “manifesto of hope” as he pledges to wage war on Britain's wealthy. Read our live blog below for all the latest General Election news and Brexit updates... Alexander Brown27 minutes ago21st November 2019CLASS WARFARE Jeremy Corbyn today stoked the fires of division in the UK as he unveiled his class war manifesto. The lefty Labour leader said he “welcomes the hatred” caused by his Marxist vision and has vowed to enforce a costly 70s-style renationalisation and squeeze on businesses. Jeremy Corbyn unveils Labour’s class war manifesto stuffed with billions in extra spending Alexander Brown1 hour ago21st November 2019BIG SPENDER Jeremy Corbyn promises investment “on a scale you have never known”. The Labour leader said the party would fork out unprecedented amounts of cash “in every town, city and region”. Alexander Brown1 hour ago21st November 2019JEALOUS JEREMY … [Read more...] about General Election 2019: Latest news as Corbyn launches Labour’s manifesto – live updates
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A large chunk of a cliff at a Cornish beauty spot has been pictured after it slid away from the coastline. The images show the coastal path above Crooklets beach, towards Northcott Mouth, Bude, after the latest landslip. The incident is believed to have happened in the early hours of November 15. The pictures show the coastal path above Crooklets beach, towards Northcott Mouth, Bude, Cornwall after a landslip The incident is believed to have happened in the early hours of Friday, November 15 Beverley Tree is a volunteer for the South West Coast Path Association, SWCPA. She said: 'The slip occurred overnight/early morning of the 15th. 'Philip Newbury posted a photo and as a volunteer rep for the SWCPA I went to check and report to the association. 'My area rep and The National Trust's lead ranger for the area both surveyed the damage. 'They reported that as it is very obvious to see and is not undercut nothing is needed to be done regarding safety at the moment.' The pictures come … [Read more...] about Massive chunk of a Cornwall beauty spot cliff slides away from the coastline in latest landslip
Even members of Britain’s highest-paid 1% don’t feel particularly well-off, according to a new study by the London School of Economics – because of comparisons they make with the 0.1% super-rich with whom they rub shoulders. “Due to the vast absolute difference among the 1%, top income earners experience ‘relative disadvantage’,” the report, A Relational Analysis of Top Incomes and Wealth, states. “They are disadvantaged compared to others at the top, while being aware of their advantage compared to the general population.” The study’s interviewees included five people with fortunes of more than £100m, and three people on the Sunday Times Rich List. A financial professional in the City of London said she did not feel her income was high compared with others working in finance in the capital – and that she would consider high income to be those “earning millions”. “That’s partly because I see … [Read more...] about Voices of the 1%: how do Britain’s highest earners feel about their income?
Ban Ki-moon has urged Britain to stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas, in what he said would mark a test of Theresa May’s commitment to act on climate change. The former UN secretary general said he was deeply concerned that the UK’s export credit agency had provided billions of pounds in recent years to support businesses involved in oil and gas schemes around the world. “These figures and policies are hard to reconcile with the UK’s commitments under the Paris agreement,” said Ban, referring to the international climate deal he forged in 2015 as UN chief. “The time has come for the UK to change course, in the interests of the whole world,” he wrote in a comment piece for the Guardian. He said the funding was at odds with warning given by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, who has said climate change will lead to financial crises. Ban rarely comments on specific climate change policies of individual countries, and made clear he … [Read more...] about Ban Ki-moon tells Britain: stop investing in fossil fuels overseas
FOUR hundred 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p coins have been released into circulation making it possibly "Britain's rarest coin". And what's more, the Beatrix Potter design could be worth hundreds of pounds if one ends up in your pocket. The coins were released as commemorative ones earlier this year and are not being officially released into circulation by the Royal Mint. The coins are still on sale on the coin makers' website for £10 each but even though they're commemorative, they're still legal tender. Shops and banks technically don't have to accept them but if you do spend it, they're worth face value, so you'll be losing out on £9.50 if you bought yours from the Royal mint at full price. A group of coin enthusiasts called The Great British Coin Hunt is behind the stunt, which will see scores of volunteers spend hundreds of them in coffee shops, parking metres and vending machines.Is your small change worth a fortune?IF you think that you might have a rare coin then you might be … [Read more...] about Britain’s ‘rarest’ Peter Rabbit 50p coin goes into circulation – and it could be worth £840