This article originally published in January has been updated. Three times this year the UK parliament has voted down the Brexit deal negotiated by London and Brussels, and approved by the other 27 EU governments. Deadlock over the path ahead has brought down Prime Minister Theresa May, and twice forced a delay to the UK's scheduled departure date from the EU. It has now been set by EU leaders for October 31. British parliamentary approval for the exit deal is one of the conditions necessary for its terms to take effect. Without it, the default legal position is that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without an agreement. The deal consists of two parts: a Withdrawal Agreement covering the terms of the UK’s exit, and a Political Declaration setting out a framework for future relations. Boris Johnson has pledged to renegotiate the deal as prime minister, and take the UK out of the EU by the end of October "come what may". European leaders have repeatedly ruled out … [Read more...] about What’s in Theresa May’s Brexit deal and why is it so unpopular?
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Picking is hard.A little known hedge fund recently closed after losing over 85 percent of their client’s money. “Our incredibly bad performance over the past four years is a result of several factors — among them bad stock picking,” said Sean Fieler, manager of the Equinox Energy Fund. I love this guy. He told the truth. Who on Wall Street tells the truth?So let’s think about picking. After all, every day offers the opportunity to get it wrong. There are little picks, like should you have the Reuben sandwich or the smoked turkey, and then there are bigger picks, like should I ask her to marry me?As you know I have spent some time teaching at the Donovan Correctional Facility where one of the themes I hear frequently from the inmates is, “I made some bad decisions.” Well, we all do, but some have consequences greater than others. The question that interests me is how to improve my picking — not just what company or product to invest in, … [Read more...] about Why is making a decision so hard?
It's the key part of the Brexit lexicon but what is the Irish border backstop and why is it so important? It is basically an insurance policy to guard against border posts returning between Ireland and Northern Ireland. For many, it would be a reminder of a sectarian conflict that killed over 3,600 people. Read more Brexit: what is the Irish backstop and why does Boris Johnson want it ditched? Why is the Irish border issue so complex? | Euronews answers Brexit: what ‘alternative arrangements’ are there to the Irish backstop? During the three-decade conflict — known as the "Troubles" and which lasted from 1968 until 1998 — the border was militarised. Amid the political and sectarian violence, the UK installed security infrastructure like watchtowers and army posts. It all came down after the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. So how does Brexit pose a threat to this? After Brexit, the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of … [Read more...] about Why is the Irish backstop so important in Brexit negotiations?
By David Olive Business Columnist Fri., April 26, 2019 How to account for Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s obsession with alcohol? In its April 8 budget, the Ford government proposed extending serving hours for bars and even golf courses to 9 a.m. It called for importing the U.S. practice of binge-drinking, tailgate parties outside sports venues. Ford would authorize municipalities to allow drinking in public parks. The budget would cut beer prices at legion halls. That’s a partial list of Ford’s liquor liberalizations. The premier had already scrapped a scheduled, routine increase in the beer tax. That same budget calls for the sale of beer in more than 10,000 convenience stores (or “C-stores”), big-box outlets and supermarkets. That would more than quintuple the number of outlets selling beer and wine in Ontario, if all of the province’s 9,000 convenience stores begin stocking six-packs of Moosehead. Article Continued Below … [Read more...] about Why is Premier Doug Ford so obsessed with liquor?
Canada Goose started out as a working-class brand in 1957, but has since transformed into a status-symbol. Its jackets today can cost up to $US1,550. The brand says that its jackets can withstand temperatures as low as -30° C and the animal fur trim protects against air-flow. President and CEO Dani Reiss used the silver screen to take the company from performance brand to luxury brand. Following is a transcription of the video: Narrator: This jacket has been banned from a UK high school. Why? An effort to poverty-proof the school environment. Shielding low-income students from feeling bad about not having a pricey coat. Canada Goose jackets cost anywhere from $US500 to $US1,500, and they’re not just popular in English high schools. They’re everywhere. How did these coats get so popular? And why are they so expensive? Pamela Danziger: Canada Goose started out as a working-class brand, and it was really focused on the working-class laborers up in Canada. … [Read more...] about Why Canada Goose jackets are so expensive