Ivan Rogers 23 January 2019 1:23 PM 23 January 2019 1:23 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp This is a transcript of a lecture Sir Ivan Rogers delivered at UCL European Institute I was asked to talk for about an hour on where Brexit came from and where it may take us. I will try and cover both, including in answering questions later, but if I may, given the intense political crisis, I want to focus primarily on where we now are, and why we are there, and then look again at what our real options are. We desperately need clear and honest thinking about our choices not just for the weeks but for the years, indeed decades, ahead. I continue to think that our political debate is bedevilled by what, at the time I resigned, I termed “muddled thinking”, and by fantasies and delusions as to what our options really are in the world as it is. As opposed to several different worlds people on different sides of the debate would prefer to … [Read more...] about Where did Brexit come from and where is it going to take the UK?
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When Greater Manchester’s leaders revealed their first ever blueprint for the region’s long-term development, it didn’t last long. The 2016 ‘spatial framework’ - which mapped out where homes and businesses would be built over 20 years - was swiftly ripped up by Andy Burnham when he took office the following year, having made that a key promise in his election campaign. Following a backlash from campaigners over proposed plans to develop protected open space, the mayor promised a ‘radical rewrite’ of the document, that would aim for ‘no net loss’ of green belt and concentrate more development in town centres. Now, after a series of delays, that new version can finally be revealed. Here we list every single major development planned in the latest document - which will be officially launched on Monday morning before going out to consultation - while providing a broad comparison to the original plan. The new version aims for slightly … [Read more...] about The 54 NEW developments that would transform every Greater Manchester borough
The economic history of the United Kingdom deals with the economic history of England and Great Britain from 1500 to the early 21st century. (For earlier periods see Economy of England in the Middle Ages and Economic history of Scotland). After becoming one of the most prosperous economic regions in Europe between 1600 and 1700, Britain led the industrial revolution and dominated the European and world economy during the 19th century. It was the major innovator in machinery such as steam engines (for pumps, factories, railway locomotives and steamships), textile equipment, and tool-making. It invented the railway system and built much of the equipment used by other nations. As well it was a leader in international and domestic banking, entrepreneurship, and trade. It built a global British Empire. After 1840, it abandoned mercantilism and practised "free trade," with no tariffs or quotas or restrictions. The powerful Royal Navy protected its global holdings, while its legal … [Read more...] about Economic history of the United Kingdom
Government inspectors have revealed their verdicts on dozens of Derbyshire schools this year. The experts from Ofsted issue report cards on a rolling schedule throughout the year for schools based in the city and county. And these range from glowing reports - and one outstanding inspection verdict - to others which have found inadequacies. Here's every single report published this year for schools and colleges based in Derby and the rest of Derbyshire. November Good Hartshorne CofE Primary School Address: Main Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote Visited: November 7 What they said: "Leaders, including governors, have an accurate understanding of the strengths of the school. They use this well to plan for further improvements. Leaders have acted decisively to improve the quality of teaching. Over recent years, there has been a marked improvement in the progress pupils make across key stage 2. Most middle leaders are new to their post this year. Some of these leaders have not yet developed … [Read more...] about What Ofsted thinks of every city and county school
CBS NEWS - WASHINGTON BUREAU INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - MICHAEL VICKERS INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL VICKERS CORRESPONDENT: MICHAEL MORELL PRODUCER: OLIVIA GAZIS MICHAEL MORELL: Mike, thanks for joining us today. It is great to have you on the show. MICHAEL VICKERS: It's a pleasure. Congratulations on the podcast. MICHAEL MORELL: Thank you so much. I should start by telling people, acknowledging to people that you and I are close friends-- which grew out of us spending so much time together in the Situation Room, and grew out of you and I really seeing eye to eye on the importance of putting intense pressure on terrorist organizations that were trying to kill Americans. MICHAEL VICKERS: Absolutely. MICHAEL MORELL: So people need to know that you and I are friends here. Let me start by asking a question that I think many of our listeners will have: what is defense intelligence? And how does that differ from national level intelligence or strategic intelligence? MICHAEL VICKERS: So many of the … [Read more...] about Transcript: Michael Vickers talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters” podcast