“The problem for policymakers is that ex ante it is difficult to know where the inflection point is, and that strengthens the case for erring on the side of caution. That’s why the last government set a debt rule of 40% of GDP and the current one is seeking to get debt on a downward path.” … [Read more...] about Labour overspending did not trigger financial crash, says senior civil servant
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According to a legal summary of the complaint, to avoid a vacuum, the court will be asked to keep the acts in force until a stronger version of them has been enacted. Lawyers claim there is a case for this in article 263 of the treaty on the functioning of the EU. … [Read more...] about ‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change
Not everyone does: Ontroerend Goed's Internal, which explores the nature of control, plays by a set of rules to which the audience is not party. (This is the show that featured Nicholas and the naked pictures.) Something takes place – I won't give it away – that leaves some audience members feeling betrayed and furious, and others exhilarated. So far, Edinburgh audiences seem to be taking it in their stride, but it's definitely not a show for the fragile. … [Read more...] about How intimate theatre won our hearts
“At the end of it, we need to create a situation in which sustainable and forward-looking farm businesses can thrive and deliver what the nation and the public want, within a framework of protection and restoration of all aspects of our precious natural environment.” … [Read more...] about Ministers must support farmers to save wildlife from ‘damaging uncertainty’
Unpaid internships have, for the past decade, been promoted by employers as a necessary hurdle for students, but the "unfair" schemes are finally falling out of favour. Students have long been pushing back against companies who insist on their working without remuneration; now, the Government has announced a crackdown that could end the scourge for good. … [Read more...] about Has the death knell finally come for ‘exploitative’ unpaid internships?