He added: “I am delighted to say that 180 years later, the bank is not only alive but flourishing, proof of the resilience of financial services in London. We will always need bankers with drive and imagination – not just to finance banana growing, but the infrastructure we need, the medical and scientific breakthroughs that will improve the fate of our species.” … [Read more...] about Bank praised by Boris Johnson had slavery links, data shows
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With Chris Whitty’s alpaca-esque features silently screaming “don’t associate me with anything this dangerous clown says” as Boris Johnson told us to fill our lungs with Covid-laced air from next Saturday, you sense the TV graphs of doom could be back in our living rooms by autumn. … [Read more...] about Brian Reade: There are many lessons to be learned as we enter life after lockdown
Worrying scenes of people ignoring social distancing in Soho, central London, and other places have sparked fresh fears of a second wave of Covid-19 and new local lockdowns. … [Read more...] about Shocking video shows two violent groups start huge fight in busy Wetherspoons
But this sidesteps the fact that more properties rely on an alternative set-up in which fibre only reaches roadside cabinets, and the last leg is supplied by a copper-based connection. The reason this is relevant is that tens of thousands of the cabinets involved are Huawei's. … [Read more...] about Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?
‘Worm their way into people’s lives’ – Criminal “county lines” drug gangs are dressing their exploited young couriers as nurses and Deliveroo workers to deliver cocaine, heroin and other drugs, according to a senior police officer. Supt Andy O’Connor of Merseyside police said Liverpool drug lords forced to return home during lockdown were operating a “click and collect” service. He feared the looming recession and high unemployment could make it easier for criminal groups to recruit vulnerable people. O’Connor spoke to the Guardian as Merseyside police launched their Eyes Open education campaign about tell-tale signs of criminal exploitation. “These people are grooming people the same way sex offenders are. They worm their way into people’s lives. ‘I’ll do you a favour,’ that sort of thing.” Young and vulnerable people from Merseyside had been picked up during lockdown as far away as … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: Arts sector hails coronavirus rescue package