PLANS to tax robots backed by Jeremy Corbyn would harm the economy and destroy jobs, experts warn. The Labour leader wants firms using them to pay vast amounts more tax, claiming it is a “threat” to workers. But the Institute for Economic Affairs found just 15 per cent of workers’ jobs are threatened by robots. MOST READ IN POLITICSBREXIT RACE ROW Brexit is making Britain more RACIST - astonishing claim by top UN official BORDER FARCE Whitehall's Olly Robbins 'held back key advice' on tech for Irish border RELIEF FOR TRAGIC PARENTS Grief-stricken parents get legal right to paid time off work BOJO A NO-GO Boris left in the cold on Brexit by May after calling her customs plan ‘crazy’ MAX FACTOR Theresa May could submit to 'Max Fac' customs plan after opposing it for weeks JEZ SHIP MAYDAY Pacifist Jeremy Corbyn to demand three new Royal Navy ships are built in UK It said the tax would actually deter job creation, decrease investment in the UK and leave the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn backs the taxing of company robots, but experts say plans would damage UK economy
Donald Trump is planning to play golf with the Duke of York in Scotland during his visit to the UK, the Telegraph has learned. Sources close to Mr Trump's administration said the US President was planning a trip to Scotland during his visit to the UK on July 13. It is understood that Mr Trump is expected to play a hole of golf with Prince Andrew at his family's Turnberry course. He is likely to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle before heading to Scotland. Both Mr Trump and the Duke of York are known for their love of golf. The US president has reportedly spent more than 100 days of his presidency at golf clubs, and has used the sport to bond with other world leaders. The Duke of York has a single-figure... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Donald Trump planning to play golf with Prince Andrew during UK visit
British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump have discussed the impact of America pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, Downing Street has said.Mrs May used the telephone talks to stress that the UK remains “firmly committed” to the international agreement that Mr Trump has condemned.The two leaders agreed for their teams to hold discussions on the potential impact of US sanctions on firms doing business in Iran.A spokesman for Mrs May said: “The Prime Minister reiterated the Government’s position on the Iran nuclear deal, noting that we and our European partners remain firmly committed to ensuring the deal is upheld, as the best way of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.The Iran Deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know what will happen. In just a short time, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapons.... … [Read more...] about UK PM and Donald Trump discuss impact of US sanctions on Iran
Establishing a major research fund jointly supported by the UK and Ireland and a new North-South research centre have been proposed to strengthen collaboration between the two countries post-Brexit. The proposals, which will be submitted to the Irish and UK governments in coming days, were outlined at a British-Irish Chamber of Commerce conference in London on developing higher education and research partnerships. The conference was attended by senior UK and Irish academics, politicians, policymakers and representatives of industry. Minister of State for Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan told the conference Brexit would have long-term disruptive effects, but bilateral research with the UK would continue, with increased funding from Dublin. He said he expected the UK government would respond in a similar fashion. This would be reflected in joint announcements in coming months – it is understood that co-operation on agri-food research will feature prominently. … [Read more...] about Forum hears of need to bolster post-Brexit UK-Ireland research
While we have a major football tournament in the summer, we have another huge event we are equally bad at as a nation - the Eurovision Song Contest. Why is this still an annual event in 2018? Who knows, but clearly we all love it. Always entertaining and safely a competition that the UK under perform in with a consistency that is frankly adorable. Over recent years, it has become an event that has spawned Eurovision themed parties, drinking games and a plethora of phenomenal tweets. Portugal ran out winners last year and the capital city of Lisbon hosts the event in 2018. Here is everything you need to know about the musical event that none are calling ‘more important than both Glastonbury and Woodstock.’ When is the Eurovision Song Contest Final 2018? The 63nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 12 May 2018. It will be shown live on BBC One from 8pm. Graham Norton will once again provide his witty commentary for the whole thing, … [Read more...] about Eurovision 2018: What time is the final on BBC and who is the UK’s entry?