James Graham, the social media director for the campaign website, has described the campaign as a living nightmare, saying it was run on "rigidly hierarchical lines and secretive lines". He complained he was excluded from talks with the contractors charged with building the website. … [Read more...] about Liberal Democrats start investigation into AV referendum defeat
Johnson is holding fire at the moment and making no decisions on which camp to join as he gives the prime minister space to negotiate. But in his speech to the Conservative conference he gave a pretty clear signal that he is leaning to the out side when he said that free movement of people – one of the EU’s founding principles which allows EU citizens to travel and work freely – needs to be on the table. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson and the EU referendum: London mayor must pick a side
Cameron earlier told the House of Commons: “People should continue to register today. The Electoral Commission has made a statement this morning urging the government to consider options that would effectively extend the deadline and these should include legislative options, and we are doing that.” … [Read more...] about EU referendum: voter registration deadline put back after website crash
What does the vote mean for Italy’s banking system? The debt-laden banks, including Banca Monte dei Paschi of Siena, represent the biggest threat to Italy’s slow economic recovery. And Renzi’s loss makes it highly unlikely that the government can tackle big new reforms in which the government would essentially take some of the banks non-performing loans off their books. One of the biggest risks now, according to analyst Wolfang Piccoli, of Teneo Intelligence, is that continued low growth and worries about the banking sector will feed Eurosceptic sentiment further. … [Read more...] about What happens now after Matteo Renzi’s referendum defeat?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “This Government is bringing forward legislation, not only a new Espionage Act, not only new laws to protect against theft of our intellectual property but also a Magnitsky Act directly to counter individuals in Russia or elsewhere who transgress human rights.” … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin has ‘a dozen sleeper spies living undercover in the UK’