UK elderly suffer worst poverty rate in western Europe – The Guardian

The proportion of elderly people living in severe poverty in the UK is five times what it was in 1986, the largest increase among western European countries, according to a new study. The rise, from 0.9% of the elderly population to around 5%, is attributable to Britain’s state pension system and its “low basic payments […]

‘Jihadi Jack’ Letts stripped of British citizenship – Sky News

Jack Letts, also known as ‘Jihadi Jack’, has been stripped of his UK citizenship. The Home Office decision, first reported by the Mail On Sunday, has been verified by Sky sources. Letts, a Muslim convert, left his family home in Oxford in 2014 to allegedly fight with Islamic State in Syria. He was caught by […]

Slipknot Return To No. 1 In The U.K. After Almost Two Decades Away – Forbes

MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 29: Corey Taylor of Slipknot performs on stage during day 2 of Download festival 2019 at La Caja Magica on June 29, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mariano Regidor/Redferns) Redferns It’s been almost 20 years since Slipknot last owned the albums chart in the U.K., but their popularity hasn’t diminished […]

As U.S.–China Talks Meander, U.S.–U.K. Pact Could Revive Free Trade – National Review

President Donald Trump and then-British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at U.N. headquarters in New York City in 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) A treaty is already drawn up. Trump and Johnson should sign it the day after Brexit. The uncertainty surrounding U.S.–China trade talks is steering financial markets up and down more peaks and valleys than a […]

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