Blanchflower had outlined his reasoning in the spring of 2008, when he said the UK was following the US through four stages of descent into recession. "First the housing market weakens, then consumer confidence collapses, then the labour market falls, then output drops. In the UK by the spring of 2008 we had gone through three of the four steps. Mervyn was sure the UK had de-coupled from the US and was more worried by the risk of exploding wage pressure. The high quality US economists I was speaking to were telling me that the world was coming to and end. … [Read more...] about Lehman Brothers collapse: five years on, we’re still feeling the shockwaves
Mid year crisis
Season 1 - (2007) The family burst on to the scene. Scandalous photos of Kourtney surface, scaring and humiliating Kim, who already feels like she really messed up with her sex tape. Season 2 - (2008) The family think that Kim is slowly becoming a diva. Bruce has a mid-life crisis and Kris gets a tattoo. Kourtney also discovers boyfriend Scott Disick has been texting another girl Season 3 - (2009) Kris is furious at Khloe when she goes to jail for violating her probation for a DUI. Khloe gets a DNA test to see if Kris is her real mother, which upsets Kris. Season 4 - (2009 to 2010) Khloe and Lamar Odom get married. Kourtney and Scott find out they are going to be parents - but Scott upsets the family (again) and there are doubts him and Kourtney can make it work. Season 5 - (2010) Kim buys a new house after her split with Reggie Bush. Kourtney had her first child, Mason. Season 6 - (2011) Kim tries to help Kendall with her modelling career, but pushes her too hard. … [Read more...] about Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Why is KUWTK ending after 14 years?
Look bad: 'I think she was trying to make us as a group look bad,' Erika Girardi, 49, opined of Denise, recalling the proximity of the kids' table to the adults', where sex talk was sure to be had … [Read more...] about Denise Richards returns to shooting her series in Spain amid COVID-19 crisis… after explosive RHOBH reunion
Data from Public Health England shows that more than 40 per cent of coronavirus tests done in hospitals were positive in March and April but this has now plummeted and remains below 2.5 per cent in both hospitals and the community. This shows that there remains only a small proportion of people with the symptoms of coronavirus who actually have it … [Read more...] about Thank you, Generation Z: Chris Whitty blames huge spike in cases 17-29 year-olds for tough new curbs as Boris reveals police can now ARREST groups of more than six people and DELAYS plans to let more than 1,000 sports and music fans back into stadiums
He wrote on Twitter today: 'The UK now stands on the edge of a COVID-19 precipice. Aside from the need to rethink testing strategies, clear, more frequent, and firmer messaging about behaviours to reduce risks of community transmission is urgently needed. Communication is key, but is failing spectacularly.' … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t kill your gran’: Matt Hancock urges young people to stop flouting coronavirus restrictions and to stick to social distancing because Covid-19 infections are surging among ‘affluent’ 17 to 21-year-olds