Politics

The Irresistible March of the Bots

By |2019-03-25T10:38:36+00:00March 25th, 2019|Politics, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Can we trust what we read any more? We have all heard the term ‘fake news:’ but as artificial intelligence becomes ever more powerful and the use of internet bots increases, will we be able to tell what is real and what is fake any more? Will there even be a place [...]

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Costs for driving abroad set to soar because of Brexit

By |2019-01-24T12:05:58+00:00January 24th, 2019|Personal Finance, Politics|

By Mark Fairlie. Britons are expected to spend £36,190,000 on international driving permits if an agreement over the terms of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The sum was calculated by MiDrive, a company offering a UK-based toolkit for learner drivers and instructors, based upon a survey it carried out suggesting that 20% of [...]

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Brexit threatens Christmas

By |2018-12-17T09:58:01+00:00December 17th, 2018|Economy, Politics|

With little over three months, until the UK leaves the European Union, a clear transition and plan ought to be in place by now. However, Brexit is in the midst of its most tumultuous point to date. Not only is a no deal appearing even more likely as Theresa May battles with Parliament to approve [...]

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Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

By |2018-12-14T09:29:17+00:00December 6th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie. The daughter of the founder of one of the world’s biggest firms, Huawei, has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in providing US-origin goods to countries sanctioned by America. China has protested to Canada, the country in which she was arrested, that she should be released immediately.  The United States is requesting [...]

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Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

By |2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00November 30th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Should we worry about the Chinese state spying on us? Plenty of countries around the world are so concerned that they are now refusing to buy Chinese equipment for key installations. Are they right to worry? And what about your mobile phone… We have written a lot about China recently. Earlier this [...]

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Brexit deal “would leave the UK £100 billion-a-year poorer” by 2030

By |2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00November 27th, 2018|Personal Finance, Politics|

By Lauren Howells. The government’s proposed Brexit deal would leave the UK £100 billion-a-year poorer by 2030 compared to staying in the EU, a new study by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has revealed. According to the study commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign but conducted independently by the NIESR, the [...]

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90s Students Offered Loan Settlement Deal, But There Is A Catch

By |2018-12-14T09:29:18+00:00November 14th, 2018|Personal Finance, Politics|

By Trevor Clawson. Student loans are in play again. In January of this year, the Prime Minister announced a review of student finance and the Higher Education Commission appointed to examine the issue has since reported back with a recommendation that fees should be capped at £6,500 per annum. That’s potentially very good news for [...]

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Brittany Ferries sees drop in bookings due to Brexit uncertainty

By |2018-12-18T10:08:11+00:00November 6th, 2018|Business, Politics|

By Lauren Howells. Brittany Ferries has told the BBC’s Wake Up to Money that it is seeing a drop in bookings for next summer, as customers are concerned about what impact Brexit will have on travel. After the ferry company saw a 2% rise in passenger traffic from July to September this year compared to [...]

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Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

By |2018-12-14T09:29:39+00:00November 1st, 2018|Business, Politics|

By Mark Fairlie. For the first time ever, business leaders from across the UK have been invited to become British ambassadors. The Foreign Secretary’s diplomatic shake-up will go to create 335 new diplomatic positions and a further 657 posts in London and around the world. Harnessing the “talent, experience and knowledge of business leaders” With [...]

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Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

By |2018-12-14T09:30:01+00:00October 12th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

Most of us have travelled in an Uber. We have rated the driver – and the driver has rated us. But how far could that go? Could all aspects of our life be rated? What would the consequences be? And is one very well-known household name already giving us a chilling glimpse of the future… [...]

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