Month: September 2021

Eight fire engines and 51 firefighters tackling blaze in east London near Star Lane DLR station

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 3pm to reports of a fire at Star Lane. We remain at the scene.” whatsapp Thursday 16 February 2017 3:44 pm [custom id=”108″] Eight fire engines have been deployed to tackle a blaze reported on Bidder Street in Canning Town, east London, near Star Lane DLR station. London Ambulance Service sent an incident response officer and a hazardous area response team to the scene. It is not known if anyone has been injured in the fire. Share The London Fire Brigade was called at 14:51pm and a spokesperson said 51 firefighters and officers are at the scene. The spokesperson said firefighters are trying to establish what exactly is on fire. The service warned members of the public to avoid the area if possible. Locals have been instructed to keep doors and windows closed because of the thick, black smoke in the area, which can be seen from miles away. Eight fire engines and 51 firefighters tackling blaze in east London near Star Lane DLR station Caitlin Morrison whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated ArticlesCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingUndoSimple Household Hacks That Will Save You Money And Restore Items Like NewUndoAmazingly Simple Changes to Lose 10 Pounds Before The BeachUndo Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeManuka FeedFoods to Avoid with ArthritisManuka FeedUndoHealthline: Medical information and health advice15 Evening Habits that are Definitely Bad for Night’s SleepHealthline: Medical information and health adviceUndoDefinitionTake A Look Inside The Royal Family’s Billion Dollar Car CollectionDefinitionUndoCANCER SYMPTOMS+12 Most common cancer symptoms you shouldn’t ignoreCANCER SYMPTOMSUndoFitSavage10 Exercises to Tighten Up Loose SkinFitSavageUndoScribolHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenScribolUndoMyDailyMagazineRemember “7th Heaven”? Here’s What the Stars are Doing NowMyDailyMagazineUndoInteresticleHe Bought A House And Found A Golden Mine Right UnderInteresticleUndoNetWorth MagazineJudge Mathis and His Partner Are Always Seen TogetherNetWorth MagazineUndo More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com read more

Cleaning up culture in the financial sector and holding senior managers to account is not a witch hunt, insists Andrew Bailey, chief of City watchdog

Hayley Kirton Share Thursday 16 March 2017 1:25 pm whatsapp Cleaning up culture in the financial sector and holding senior managers to account is not a witch hunt, insists Andrew Bailey, chief of City watchdog Read more: City watchdog launches consultation over plans to shake up the IPO processThis slew of red tape was intended to prevent managers getting away with turning a blind eye to their staff’s behaviour, Bailey said, which had created problems getting people to take responsibility in the fallout of the 2008 crisis.”The key feature of all this for me is the simplicity of the concept of responsibility and accountability, and the powerful effects that comes from such simplicity,” he added. “The effect on culture should be profound, and I say that in a good sense.”Bailey described culture in the financial sector as “elusive” with an unfortunate habit of being “everywhere and nowhere”. Read more: Convicted Libor trader Tom Hayes sues City watchdog over industry ban “Culture can be remarkably resilient in the face of attempts to change it,” the watchdog chief continued. “However, if culture is ignored then an opportunity is lost to tackle one of the major root causes of conduct failures.”A recent survey by Duff & Phelps discovered more than half (55 per cent) of senior execs feel the Senior Managers’ Regime has so far had a positive impact on the banking and alternative investment communities.  Making sure financial sector bosses take responsibility for wrongdoings is not a witch hunt, the chief of the City watchdog said today. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said the financial crisis had caused many people to question whether head honchos in the City were really taking responsibility for their actions, but stressed this was not about trying to find scapegoats to take the fall. More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com “This was sometimes portrayed as blood lust or a witch hunt, but in fact it was asking the reasonable question, ‘Who is responsible and thus will be accountable for what happens’,” Bailey told an audience at the Hong Kong Management Association annual conference. Read more: Exclusive: How much the City watchdog spent on its RBS small biz reportBailey went on to defend the recently introduced Senior Managers’ and Certification Regime, designed to hold managers to account for misdeeds carried out on their watch.The Senior Managers’ Regime was introduced for banks and insurers last March, with plans to roll it out to the wider financial industry shortly. Meanwhile, the Certification Regime, which came into force earlier this month, requires firms to identify workers who could pose “significant harm” to clients or the company itself, and issue those workers with a yearly certificate declaring they are “fit and proper” to carry out their role. whatsapp read more

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tries, and fails, to prevent Brexit analysis frenzy

first_imgUnfortunately for Carney, his attempt to head off any hysteria was like shouting “FIRE” in a crowded theatre and then wondering why nobody could hear you say “it’s only a drill” amid the ensuing panic and stampede.The Bank, in fairness, was tasked with producing yesterday’s Brexit analysis by a committee of senior MPs. It was also cornered into publishing them earlier than originally planned, thanks to the committee’s own schedule and Theresa May’s crunch vote on her Brexit plan.Plenty of people who should know better seized on the Bank’s statement yesterday, forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that the armageddon scenario is emphatically not a forecast – and was is in fact a lurid hypothesis against which to test banks’ resilience. For Carney’s critics yesterday’s performance confirms their suspicion that he’s a Remain stooge, but though such a characterisation is inaccurate and unfair there’s no denying that Brexit has made the Bank a political actor. That’s a risk that ought to be subject to its own stress testing. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostPaws ZillaLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonPaws Zilla Bank of England governor Mark Carney tries, and fails, to prevent Brexit analysis frenzy House prices plummeting 31 per cent. Unemployment shooting up to 9.5 per cent. GDP collapsing by 4.3 per cent amid a sharp recession.These were the scenarios the Bank of England used to conduct its mandated “stress test” for some of the UK’s biggest financial companies back in 2016. whatsapp Tags: Bank of England Brexit Mark Carney People Theresa Maycenter_img Julian Harris and Christian May Share Last year, the wonks at Threadneedle Street again measured banks’ ability to cope with a doomsday scenario – a 33 per cent drop in house prices, higher interest rates, a near-double-digit unemployment rate, all in the event of a “sharp, disorderly” Brexit.So, given that the Bank of England produces such stress tests annually, and that it has previously tested against bad-case Brexits, why did yesterday’s figures trigger such a frenzy in Westminster and beyond?Upon publishing the analyses, governor Mark Carney was at pains to avoid such a reaction.“Let me begin by stressing what these analyses are and what they are not. These are scenarios not forecasts. They illustrate what could happen – not necessarily what is most likely to happen,” he said.Haunted by accusations that the Bank contributes to so-called “project fear” – an alleged effort by the establishment to deter people from supporting Brexit, or specifically a hard Brexit – Carney added: “The no deal scenario is to provide reassurance, it’s not supposed to make people scared. It’s to provide reassurance that even if this happens, which is unlikely, the system is more than ready.” Wednesday 28 November 2018 8:52 pm whatsapplast_img read more

Theresa May hopeful of more EU reassurances over backstop as MPs vote looms

first_imgDuring an urgent question in the Commons on Monday, MPs repeatedly asked Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay when they would be told what new assurances the government had received on the temporary nature of the backstop.Barclay said: “Securing the additional reassurance that Parliament needs remains our priority and leaders remain in contact. Leaving the EU with the deal that has been agreed is in the interests of both sides.“When the debate begins on Wednesday the Government will be clear with the House what has been achieved since the vote was deferred last year.”May is set to hold meetings with MPs this week in a bid to win support for her deal, and she will be hoping they are more productive than those held with DUP MPs over the Christmas break.The Northern Ireland party, whose 10 MPs provide the Conservatives with a majority in parliament, are opposed to the agreement as they do not support the backstop in any form. However, Brussels has repeatedly said the deal is not up for renegotiation, and there is debate over whether any assurances given outside of the agreement would be legally enforceable.Speaking on Monday, May said there was “some further movement from the EU” after a summit in December, and added:”In the coming days what we’ll set out is not just about the EU but also about what we can do domestically, so we will be setting out measures which will be specific to Northern Ireland; we will be setting out proposals for a greater role for Parliament as we move into the next stage of negotiations.”And we’re continuing to work on further assurances, on further undertakings from the European Union in relation to the concern that’s been expressed by Parliamentarians.”MPs will resume the debate on the Brexit deal on Wednesday, with a vote likely to take place on Tuesday January 15. Many MPs are opposed to the backstop as there is no way for the UK to unilaterally leave it.It would only come into force if a UK/EU trade deal was not ready to be implemented after the post-Brext transition period came to an end – which could be as late as December 2022.May pulled a vote on the deal last month after more than 100 Conservative MPs indicated they would not support the government, and she vowed to get further assurances from the EU that the UK would not be locked into the backstop indefinitely.The Prime Minister spoke to European leaders over the Christmas break – including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk – in an attempt to secure a breakthrough.She has also been “in contact” with Irish leader Leo Varadkar, Downing Street confirmed. whatsapp Theresa May is hoping to get further reassurances from the EU over her Brexit deal as time ticks down to a crunch vote in Parliament.The Prime Minister confirmed on Monday she is continuing to work with Brussels to secure a guarantee the so-called ‘backstop’ – which effectively keeps the UK in the EU’s customs union – will only ever be a temporary arrangement if it comes into force. Theresa May hopeful of more EU reassurances over backstop as MPs vote looms by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldScientific MirrorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonScientific MirrorMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.combonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com Owen Bennett center_img In a statement after a lunch in Downing Street last Thursday, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said his party’s “principled objections” to the deal still remain.If May loses the vote, the government will have 21 days to return to parliament to tell MPs what it plans to do next.If no breakthrough is reached it is possible the UK will leave the EU without a trade deal on March 29. Monday 7 January 2019 5:34 pm whatsapp Share Tags: Angela Merkel Brexit Donald Tusk People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Justice Secretary David Gauke claims there is a case for free votes on Brexit

first_img Share He also reiterated that he may have to reconsider his position if there was a no-deal Brexit, which he told the BBC could be “pretty disastrous” for the UK.But Gauke has also warned against the UK’s departure from the EU being “railroaded through”.”What I have said repeatedly is if there is a conscious choice ‘right, that’s it, we’re going no deal’ when there are other options available, that would be something I would find extremely difficult,” he told the BBC.When asked if he supported MPs being allowed to vote freely on extending article 50, he said: “I think there is a case for free votes in this area to resolve things.”As far as Tuesday is concerned… we need to see what all the amendments are going to be, to see whether Tuesday is a crunch point or not. whatsapp Michael Searles “I do think that Parliament is entitled to be involved in this process.”Rudd, who like Gauke, voted Remain in the referendum, has also called for free votes to be allowed ahead of Tuesday’s Commons vote in order to see what Brexit solution could command a majority.She also suggested that the EU could be prepared to grant “a couple of weeks” extension to the March 29 deadline.However, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom backed Theresa May’s plan to leave a no deal option on the table and said she had concerns about a bill, proposed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper, which could extend Article 50 by nine months. whatsapp Saturday 26 January 2019 9:50 am Justice Secretary David Gauke has said “there is a case for free votes” when Parliament debate the Brexit motion on Tuesday.Gauke has joined Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd in suggesting that MPs should be able to vote according to their personal views ahead of Tuesday’s Commons vote where Article 50 could be extended. Justice Secretary David Gauke claims there is a case for free votes on Brexit Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

Sterling falls below $1.27 for first time since early January as Brexit fears intensify

first_imgTuesday 21 May 2019 10:12 am Callum Keown Share Sterling falls below $1.27 for first time since early January as Brexit fears intensify Read more: No-deal Brexit is a deliberate act of harm, warns HammondTraders continued to sell off sterling this morning as it dropped 0.26 per cent to $1.269.The currency has steadily declined since discussions between Labour and the Conservatives collapsed last week.“The selling pressure on sterling shows no signs of abating, with the pound slipping to its weakest level since January this morning,” Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at Markets.com said.Wilson said the two main drivers of the drop were Brexit fears and a strengthening dollar. He added: “As far as Brexit goes it’s still as clear as mud and traders are de-risking from the pound.”In April, EU leaders have granted an extension to Article 50 until 31 October.But former UK ambassador to Brussels Sir Ivan Rogers warned last week that those same leaders may not grant a further delay if MPs continue to “squander” the current extension period, ramping up the threat of a no-deal scenario.Sterling traders have long feared a no-deal Brexit, which the Bank of England has said could cause the pound to drop 25 per cent to parity with the US dollar.David Cheetham, chief market analyst at Xtb, said: “What happens next is pretty much anyone’s guess but the main concern in the markets remains that the 6-month extension from the EU could well be as far as the bloc is willing to go without a clear change of tact from the UK. Sterling has fallen below $1.27 for the first time since the beginning of the year as Brexit fears intensify.It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to unveil her “new and improved” Brexit plan to her Cabinet this afternoon in a bid to pass a deal through parliament at the fourth time of asking. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGem  “As things stand the default outcome in the absence of an extension would be a no-deal Brexit.”Read more: Theresa May promises MPs a ‘new and improved’ Brexit dealChancellor Philip Hammond is set to add his own stark warning over the dangers of leaving the EU without a deal in a speech in the City tonight.At the annual dinner of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Hammond will warn those in favour of leaving without a deal are advocating a deliberate act of harm on the economy. whatsapp Tags: Bank of England Brexit People Philip Hammond Theresa May whatsapplast_img read more

Wincanton drops interest in offer for Eddie Stobart

first_imgMonday 25 November 2019 4:24 pm Chairman Martin Read said in a statement: “Wincanton will continue to explore acquisition opportunities to complement its organic growth but we owe it to our shareholders and other stakeholders not to take disproportionate risks.” whatsapp DBAY Advisors Limited, a shareholder in Eddie Stobart, proposed to buy a controlling stake in the firm several weeks ago. More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share Earlier this month the firm said it was continuing to eye a merger with Eddie Stobart, but a rival £55m bid has arrived since Wincanton revealed its interest in October. Its logistics competitor suspended shares in August and Wincanton originally said that any offer would be contingent on Eddie Stobart’s auditor finalising a review of accounts. Wincanton drops interest in offer for Eddie Stobart Read more: Wincanton raises dividend as it mulls Stobart bid whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Wincanton has abandoned plans to make a possible offer for its peer Eddie Stobart Logistics.last_img read more

Harry Dunn: US rejects extradition request for diplomat’s wife

first_img Harry Dunn’s family (Getty Images) Also Read: Harry Dunn: US rejects extradition request for Anne Sacoolas Harry Dunn’s family (Getty Images) A spokeswoman for the Home Office added: “We are urgently considering our options.” A statement from the US State Department said accepting the request would “render the invocation of diplomatic immunity a practical nullity”. Friday 24 January 2020 9:37 am US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected the UK’s extradition request in an email to the UK Government on Thursday evening. Harry Dunn: US rejects extradition request for Anne Sacoolas Dunn died after his motorbike was in a collision with a car owned by Sacoolas, 42, who is alleged to have been driving on the wrong side of the road. The US has rejected an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas from the Home Office after she was charged with causing death by dangerous driving by the Crown Prosecution Service. Seiger added: “It’s one of the darkest days in the history of this special relationship.” Harry Dunn, 19, was killed following a crash in Northamptonshire last August which led to Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence officer, returning to America under diplomatic immunity. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously said the chance of Sacoolas ever returning to the UK was very low. “The reality is that this administration, which we say is behaving lawlessly and taking a wrecking ball to one of the greatest alliances in the world, they won’t be around forever whereas that extradition request will be,” he told the BBC. whatsappcenter_img “We will simply plot and plan for a reasonable administration to come in one day and to reverse this decision.” The crash happened outside RAF Croughton where Sacoolas’ husband Jonathan worked as an intelligence officer. Family spokesman Radd Seiger said the rejection “factored it into our planning and strategy” and that they had taken the news “in our stride”. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday News Michael Searles “Boris Johnson wanted to be prime minister, he is now being tested severely. whatsapp “I expect him today to rise to that challenge and come and meet with me and the family and tell us what he’s going to do about it.” Andrea Leadsom, who is the MP for Dunn’s family’s constituency of south Northamptonshire, will meet with US ambassador Woody Johnson in London later today to discuss the case. The Home Office said the decision appeared “to be a denial of justice”. Harry Dunn’s family (Getty Images) Also Read: Harry Dunn: US rejects extradition request for Anne Sacoolas Show Comments ▼last_img read more

If Britain is to hit net-zero, we need the City to step up its green finance ambitions

first_img Green finance places climate concerns at the heart of financial decision-making. It allows us to mitigate risks and capture the abundant opportunities that a green future presents. Opinion The stark truth is that unprecedented climate events are happening with alarming regularity. Long gone are the days when climate change was merely a scientific assessment. Today, it is an increasingly evident reality. Some $90 trillion is needed by 2030 to realise our international climate ambitions, and we are currently only generating billions. The clock is ticking. The COP26 agenda recognises the major financial opportunity green finance presents (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) We are on the way there with our efforts. But private sector capital is a big piece of the puzzle that needs to be found for our transition to net-zero. London is already leading the way, but investors must do more. The annual UN conference, this year taking place in Glasgow, will convene global leaders to discuss the world’s most pressing issue. And as policymakers gear up for the pivotal event, it is welcome that our own government has put finance at the heart of the conference for the first time. Fortunately, the City has form in adapting to overcome the biggest challenges. A new chapter that is distinctly green needs to be added to our long history of innovation. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. The unveiling of the COP26 Private Finance Agenda at Guildhall last week was a landmark moment for our climate change efforts as a nation. But even with the weight of Westminster behind our climate efforts, more must be done. The private sector will be crucial to mobilising the monumental amount of capital needed to achieve an orderly transition to a net-zero future.  And there is evidence of that already. The London Stock Exchange is home to 218 sustainable bonds which have raised over £40bn. Last year, London came top in the Z/Yen green finance global rankings. Conversations on green finance are happening here that simply are not taking place elsewhere. London’s talent, depth of capital markets, and scale of innovation mean that we are ahead of the game in critical products like transition bonds. Show Comments ▼ And with finance as its cornerstone, the COP26 agenda takes heed of this. The agenda recognises the major financial opportunity green finance presents, focusing minds on the potential returns: making profit and mobilising capital.  All parts of the City must play their part — whether that is through structuring transition bonds, developing new forms of insurance in an increasingly uninsurable world, or building climate-friendly investment portfolios. whatsapp The stakes have never been higher, but the City’s mission is clear: to mobilise capital with pace and at scale, financing the domestic and global transition to a net-zero future. Last week’s COP26 launch highlighted the need for a colossal undertaking of both the public and private sectors. But we know that City firms are highly engaged and ambitious for September’s event. That is why the City Corporation and Green Finance Institute are working tirelessly across government and industry to advance the role of finance in it. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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DEBATE: Should the mayor of London move City Hall to the Royal Docks?

first_imgThursday 25 June 2020 11:37 am Show Comments ▼ These are not simply offices and chambers, but icons of their city. London councils face a budget shortfall of £1.3bn this year. Transport for London’s fares income has fallen by more than 90 per cent. The Greater London Authority Group faces a shortfall of £500m over the next two years — leaving no choice other than significant cuts to police, fire and transport services. And rather than acting to invest in our economic recovery and local services, the government is allowing a new era of austerity to take hold. whatsapp Symbolism matters, and while Newham is a fantastic borough, the seat of Greater London’s government should not be separated from its heart. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Relocating to the Royal Docks would save £55m over five years, which can be invested in jobs, services and skills provision.  Joanne McCartney, statutory deputy mayor of London, says YES. Joanne McCartneyJoanne McCartney is statutory deputy mayor of London and John OxleyJohn Oxley is a Conservative commentator whatsapp Moving the whole show down the length of the DLR would make the city’s government less visible, and by that less relevant and accountable.  The mayor makes no apologies for prioritising economic recovery and public services over bricks and mortar. City Halls should be knitted into the civic fabric (Getty Images) Also Read: DEBATE: Should the mayor of London move City Hall to the Royal Docks? City Halls should be about more than function and efficiency. They should be knitted into the civic fabric. Think of the Palazzo Vecchio, a marker on the Florentine skyline, or the Hôtel de Ville which has been an active part of Paris’ tumultuous history. center_img John Oxley, a Conservative commentator and former candidate for Newham Council, says NO. Opinion Should the mayor of London move City Hall to the Royal Docks? Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoMoney PopThe 20 Most Valuable Collectible Hot Wheels CarsMoney PopUndoBigGlobalTravelCelebrities That Are Still Married TodayBigGlobalTravelUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsUndo Share City Halls should be knitted into the civic fabric (Getty Images) Also Read: DEBATE: Should the mayor of London move City Hall to the Royal Docks? Main image credit: Getty DEBATE: Should the mayor of London move City Hall to the Royal Docks? The catastrophic economic consequences of Covid-19 have already hit London’s economy hard. Unemployment is rising. Millions are furloughed. Tax revenues have fallen. Against this backdrop, the mayor must consider every option to protect frontline services. That’s why he is personally committed to taking a 10 per cent pay cut, and why he is considering leaving the current City Hall building to save money.  City Halls should be knitted into the civic fabric (Getty Images) The Greater London Authority’s “Glass Gonad” may lack the same history or beauty, but its location speaks to an important narrative. On the banks of the river, across from the history of the Tower and the promise of the City, the thread of London’s greatness runs right through it. It is at the centre of the city, both geographically and psychologically.last_img read more