Travel insurance is designed to protect you against the cost of any unforeseen events when you are on holiday, or before if they force you to cancel your break. It’s up to you if you buy a policy. Cover varies hugely between deals, so reading the small print before you buy is vital. The benefit of cover A good travel insurance policy will ensure that any unexpected medical bills are paid and that you can get home in an emergency. Even routine surgery such as an appendectomy costs around £7,500 in Europe, according to insurer esure, increasing to £25,000 in some parts of America. It may also meet the cost of new baggage if your luggage is lost or stolen, and compensate you if your trip is cancelled, your travel delayed or you miss your departure. Medical costs Whether or not you are buying insurance you should take a European Health Insurance Card (Ehic) with you when you travel to the continent. This provides you with access to free medical treatment in EU countries, as … [Read more...] about Factsheet: Travel insurance
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The American presidential campaign marathon is a grueling and seemingly endless experience, for candidates and voters alike. Already it seems to have gone on for ever and yet we’re still more than a year away from the election. But the value of this protracted ordeal is that it does make the candidates stronger and better campaigners. And by the time this fourth official Democratic debate had concluded, there was a glimmer of clarity as to how the race is likely to sort itself out. The big takeaway is that while many Americans still consider former vice president Joe Biden to be the frontrunner — and he’s still leading in some polls — the candidates themselves now see Elizabeth Warren at the head of the pack. That was reflected in several of them launching salvoes against her for the first time, which in turn gave her the most opportunities to respond and thus more speaking time than any other candidate. Warren handled the attacks well for the most part. She … [Read more...] about Could Klobuchar or Buttigieg be the best hope for centrist Democrats?
For many people, this weekend could be their first experience of protest, whether on the anti-Brexit march today or as part of Extinction Rebellion’s rolling campaign. But what about those willing to go further and be arrested? Extinction Rebellion launched a wave of civil disobedience on 7 October to highlight the escalating climate emergency, and by yesterday, more than 1,700 people – including the Guardian columnist George Monbiot – had been arrested, with some now facing an anxious wait to find out what comes next. Guardian Money has spent the week looking at the possible financial implications of being arrested in this type of protest, and talked to lawyers, experts and those who have put themselves on the line for environmental causes. We found that, depending on the outcome of arrests, those involved could face issues with their personal finances, including mortgages, insurance and future employment. One of the big unknowns, say those behind the protests, is … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: what price could you pay for taking a stand?
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson faces having his moment of triumph snatched away by an 'act of sabotage' today despite being within touching distance of getting a majority for his deal in a massive 'Super Saturday' showdown. The Prime Minister is frantically trying to win over the last few wavering MPs with the numbers on a knife edge. He has been boosted overnight by the support of leading Tory 'Spartan' Mark Francois and ex-Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith, while there is mounting speculation that at least a dozen Labour MPs will support the package dramatically thrashed out with Brussels this week. That would offset furious opposition from his former DUP allies and Jeremy Corbyn, and put the premier on the threshold of an historic triumph that could define the country for a generation. Amid polls showing the public is weary of three years of bitter wrangling after the referendum, Mr Johnson has told politicians that 'today we can get Brexit done'. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson is within touching distance of victory in ‘Super Saturday’ Brexit showdown – but faces having triumph snatched away as Remainers plot ‘act of sabotage’ to block the crunch vote from happening
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson vowed not to 'negotiate a delay' to Brexit today after his moment of triumph on a deal was dramatically snatched away by a Remainer plot. Despite frantic efforts, the PM failed to fend off an amendment tabled by former Cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin, which prevented his new package being put to a formal vote this afternoon. Mr Johnson now faces being compelled by the Benn Act to ask the EU for a Brexit extension tonight - but he defiantly insisted he would not change his stance. Responding to the result, he raged: 'The best thing for the UK and for the whole of Europe is for us to leave with this new deal on October 31. ‘I will not negotiate a delay with the EU and neither does the law compel me to do so.’ He added: 'No delays, and I will continue to do all I can to get Brexit done on October 31.' Mr Johnson said his deal is not dead and he is expected to bring forward implementation legislation … [Read more...] about ‘No more delays!’ Boris Johnson vents fury after Remainer MPs BLOCK vote on his Brexit deal by 322 to 306 in ‘Super Saturday’ stitch-up – with Jeremy Corbyn demanding that he ‘obeys the law’ and begs EU for extension