"They (governments) have this dilemma which we've seen all over Europe between, on the one hand, they want people to go out and spend money and on the other hand, they want them to avoid circumstances where they might spread the virus," Kenningham said. "So, it's very difficult for them to have the foot on the accelerator and the brake at the same time." … [Read more...] about Are thrifty Europeans holding back economic recovery?
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“But Balpa has confidence in easyJet's business plan to get through this winter period and help power the UK's economic recovery in the coming months.” … [Read more...] about EasyJet is ‘hanging by a thread’ after being hit during coronavirus crisis, claims union official
We need to keep supporting businesses through this crisis and not impose artificial tests of viability. We need a job support scheme that works. We need a plan for a green recovery and reskilling that meets the scale of this economic emergency. The decisions we take now will have a profound effect on businesses and our economy for years to come. It is essential that a coalition of forces, including businesses and workers right across the country, persuades the government to take the right path. Whatever the government seems to think, we are still in this together. … [Read more...] about By deciding which jobs are ‘viable’, Sunak is leaving millions to sink or swim
Rashford’s powerful campaigning has thrust the neglected issues of child poverty and hunger on to the front pages of the national media, forced a government policy U-turn on holiday food vouchers, and this week provoked a passionate debate in parliament. His growing off-field renown was recognised when he was made an MBE earlier this month. He has also struck a chord among the nation’s children and schools. … [Read more...] about ‘He does not give up’: how Marcus Rashford became a hero to school kids
“I’ve read a lot of nonsense recently about how my own bout of Covid has somehow robbed me of my mojo,” he said, calling the claims “self-evident drivel” and “propaganda you’d expect from people who don’t want the government to succeed”. However, he said he was “too fat”, which had exacerbated the disease, and he compared his condition to the UK economy. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: UK must not return to status quo after Covid-19 pandemic