The emergency siren is whirring, but few are taking much notice. The most fundamental Brexit truth right now is this: Unless there is a concession from Brussels over the next few months, a full-blown political crisis in the U.K. is inevitable. And right now, that concession is nowhere in sight. That is the reality facing Theresa May as she prepares for the most important Cabinet meeting of her premiership at her Chequers country retreat on Friday, where she hopes to forge a consensus on the government’s preferred future relationship with the EU after Brexit, which could form the basis of a breakthrough in the negotiations with Brussels. All signs suggest it will involve a lot of British give. But without any EU take it will be pointless. Fundamentally, both sides have until March 29, 2019 to sign a withdrawal agreement which settles the terms of the divorce and sketches out “a framework” for what the future EU-U.K. relationship will look like. In that document, there … [Read more...] about London’s Brexit time bomb is about to blow
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The programme is looking to recruit 25 people who have been out of work for 12 months or longer, for example stay-at-home parents or carers, or someone who has chosen to take a career break. The selected individuals will participate in a two day conference in Dublin this September where they will hear from guest speakers and join a series of workshops designed to support a transition back to work, offer practical guidance on focusing and managing a career search, and provide interview skills and insights into balancing work and home lives. "We are delighted to announce our second Returning Talent programme in Dublin," Peter Keegan, country executive for Ireland at Bank of America, said. "Holding it here is testament to the programme’s proven local success, and demonstrates the importance we place on identifying strong and diverse talent for our expanding Dublin business." Among the individuals that the bank is looking to attract are people with professional and financial … [Read more...] about Out of work for 12 months? This company is looking to recruit you
Brexit Files Insight Theresa May has begun a diplomatic push to sell a customs compromise — but Brussels is highly skeptical. It’s now all eyes on July 2022 — the date Brexit might actually mean Brexit. According to senior officials familiar with internal Cabinet discussions, Britain could need just over three years after it has left the EU to make preparations for its new long-term customs relationship with the bloc — although many are still pushing for a much quicker changeover. As POLITICO revealed Wednesday, to bridge the gap between March 29, 2019 — when Britain formally leaves the EU — and mid-2022, when officials think the new technical border solutions will be ready, Theresa May and David Davis hope to negotiate a “time-limited goods arrangement” with Brussels. The bridge is needed because the currently agreed transition period, which runs to December 2020, probably isn’t long enough. Under this … [Read more...] about UK customs proposal is really Brexit delayed further
Fitzgerald believes Saturday's clash would be looked on in a different light had the provinces met in Bilbao last weekend. Speaking on the Independent.ie’s rugby podcast The Left Wing in association with Laya Healthcare, the former Leinster and Ireland winger feels the hosts will have the edge and home advantage will be crucial. “The margins between success and being branded a loser are really tight,” he said. “Fundamentally all of the provinces are doing a good job. Munster were very close. They could have been in that final with Leinster very easily and I think things look a lot differently then.” “Leinster and Munster will really be a tight one, a really tight one. “I’m going to go with Leinster. The people they're bringing in, I think they will make a few changes, I think will have enough in the bag to get it done. Home advantage will play in the RDS more than it would in the Aviva.” Leinster travelled to Thomond Park … [Read more...] about Luke Fitzgerald believes little separates Leinster and Munster this weekend apart from the RDS and memories of 2011 derby
0 Have your say For high streets, retail parks and malls to survive the growing roll call of closures, tenants will have to be even leaner or offer something very different, writes Jane Bradley At Edinburgh’s Craigleith shopping centre, Toys R Us workers are removing empty shelving units from the shop floor. Discount signs are visible on every wall and display.The staff, putting on a brave face for the handful of customers who are scouring the depleted stock for bargains, all know the store is going to close, but they have not yet been told exactly when it will happen.The mood is despondent. “How else can you feel in this situation?” asks one young man, who does not want to be named. His position at the store, which only opened in October amid much fanfare, is his first job since leaving school. “I’ll have to start looking for something else,” he adds. His colleague, who has worked in a string of retail jobs, is not hopeful either. … [Read more...] about Insight: Is in-store shopping past its sell-by in Scotland?