Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October? Ben Kelly, a commentator for Reaction, says YES. The optimal route to electoral success for Boris Johnson is to get Brexit over the line by 31 October and then call an election. But clearly, this is easier said than done, and apparently Boris and his team understand this. His spokeswoman yesterday confirmed that the new Prime Minister does not want to meet EU leaders to discuss Brexit until they agree to abandon the backstop. The question of whether he is serious about no-deal has been answered unequivocally by the composition of his cabinet. If he were to abandon his “do or die” pledge, his government would crumble as the resignation letters rolled in. So having adopted such an uncompromising position on the withdrawal agreement, we are now on course for no-deal. A significant coalition of MPs, aided by the House of Commons speaker, will go all out to stop this. With a razor thin majority and a rebellion in his own … [Read more...] about DEBATE: Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October?
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In the wake of the abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana, more than 180 CEOs have signed an open—and very public—letter opposing such laws and regulations. While a group of female CEOs raised their voices last month, this group of CEOs includes men and women fighting to keep the government out of medical decisions. The letter appeared as a full-page ad in Monday’s edition of The New York Times under the heading “Don’t Ban Equality,” and sent a clear message that restricting access to reproductive care, including abortion, is “against our values, and is bad for business.” In the letter, they argue that limiting access to comprehensive care, threatens “the health, independence, and economic stability of our employees and customers.” The letter says such restrictive legislation inhibits their “ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across the states, and protect the … [Read more...] about Abortion bans are bad for business, according to 180 CEOs
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: What the State of the Union Means for Business DealBook Supported by Feb. 6, 2019 Good Wednesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Breaking down the speech In his 82-minute address last night, President Trump cited U.S. economic growth and his efforts to keep it up, while attacking opponents in a speech that ostensibly called for unity in Washington. Here are the highlights for the business world: Mr. Trump defended his economic record. He took credit for America’s robust economic health — a key message for his 2020 re-election campaign — and assailed critiques of his administration’s efforts, including tax cuts and loosened regulations. “An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: What the State of the Union Means for Business
Claire Galofaro, Ap National Writer Updated 9:11 pm PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. less Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and … [Read more...] about Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Businesses Are Taking Action After Brexit Warnings Go Unheeded Supported by Companies and trade groups had implored British leaders to give them reassurances and information. They say they can’t wait any longer. ByAmie Tsang Jan. 25, 2019 Businesses have been sounding the alarm over Britain’s impending departure from the European Union ever since its approval in a 2016 referendum. But this week, with lawmakers unable to agree on any sort of orderly plan as the March deadline for a deal nears, their warnings rang louder — and some decided to act. Airbus and Bentley called the prospect of Brexit without an agreement a “killer” and a “disgrace.” Sony, concerned about Brexit-generated disruptions, said it would move its European headquarters from Surrey to the … [Read more...] about Businesses Are Taking Action After Brexit Warnings Go Unheeded