Useless Dads and Placid Women: U.K. Bans 2 Ads Over Sexist Stereotypes – The New York Times

Jessica Tye, the investigations manager at the Advertising Standards Authority, said that both ads contained stereotypes with the potential to cause “real-world harms,” such as affecting children’s career choices. “It’s not about suggesting that one particular ad is going to automatically cause harm,” Ms. Tye told BBC radio on Wednesday, adding that the regulator had […]

No chance of US-UK deal if Northern Ireland peace at risk – Pelosi – The Guardian

There is no chance of Congress approving a US-UK trade agreement if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has said. Pelosi was restating the entrenched position of congressional Democrats and many Republicans in the wake of remarks made by Donald Trump’s national […]

Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

Media captionThe ex-chancellor says removing the Irish border ‘backstop’ is a “wrecking tactic” Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept. In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of […]

UK Tech Scene Is About More Than London – Forbes

Aerial view of City Center Manchester, UK. Getty Among fierce international competition, UK tech is punching well above its weight. A recent Tech Nation report found that based on the relative size of the UK economy last year scaleup tech investment was 2.5% higher than would be expected, that an astounding 35% of Europe and […]

UK wages rise at fastest rate for a decade despite Brexit risks – The Guardian

British workers’ basic pay is growing at the fastest rate for more than a decade despite mounting risks to the economy as Brexit looms. In sharp contrast to the broader economic slowdown that has taken Britain to the brink of recession, the Office for National Statistics said annual average pay – excluding bonuses – rose […]

UK wages growth accelerates; US inflation jumps – as it happened – The Guardian

Property is a linchpin of the local economy, and demand could be hurt if investors are spooked by the protests. The city’s economy is lurching toward its first recession since the financial crisis, and retail and tourism are suffering. To make things worse, the heightened tensions mean companies risk either offending China, which could seriously […]

US, UK looking for quick post-Brexit trade deal – DW (English)

The United States and the United Kingdom will be looking for a quick, piece by piece, trade deal when Britain leaves the European Union. “I think here we see the importance and urgency of doing as much as we can agree on as rapidly as possible,” said John Bolton, the US national security adviser, on […]