Matthew J Lloyd

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Monetary union for Scotland? Just look at the eurozone

Economics,Economic growth (GDP),Economic policy,Economic recovery,Euro,Eurozone crisis,George Osborne,Business,Scottish independence,Alex Salmond<p>Alex Salmond is pinning his hopes on monetary union with the UK – but political independence has landed the euro countries in a grim collective plight<p>Have …

Scottish Independence Will Clear The Way For Conservative Government In Britain

A "Yes" vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum would radically reshape politics on both sides of the British border — and it's now looking like it might happen.<p>Until recently, the "No" campaign enjoyed a comfortable lead in the polls. Few people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland fully …

Great Britain

Bush apologist hits new low: An infuriating attempt to rewrite Iraq history

<b>(AP/Charles Dharapak)</b><p>Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen feels George W. Bush is owed an “I told you so” on Iraq. Nope, not even close<p>Simon Maloy<p>September 9, 2014 11:44am (UTC)<p>It seems that Washington Postcolumnist, former Bush speechwriter, and torture enthusiast Marc Thiessen is on a campaign to use …

Rebels sold Steven Sotloff's location to ISIS for thousands, family rep says

The family of slain American hostage Steven Sotloff believes ISIS paid as much as $50,000 to rebels who alerted the militant group that the journalist had entered Syria, a spokesman told CNN.<p>The family had learned from "sources on the ground" that a member of a moderate rebel group reached out to …

The Unlikely Alliance of Hackers Fighting the Islamic State

A motley crew of unlikely allies are taking on the Islamic State online, taunting them, taking down Twitter accounts and allegedly jamming the …

Restructuring debt restructuring

Argentina,Americas,World news,Bonds,Business,Vulture funds,Financial sector,Banking,Banking reform,International Monetary Fund (IMF),Economics,Hedge funds<p>Argentina's battle with vulture funds highlights a desperate need to reform international debt markets<p>Sometimes the worst intentions yield the …

UK sending arms to Iraqi government

<b>Heavy machine guns and ammunition are being donated to Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, the Ministry of Defence says.</b><p>Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the equipment was worth about £1.6m, and there would be an estimated £475,000 in transport costs.<p>He said the UK was committed to …

Middle East

UK trade deficit widens unexpectedly in July

Britain's trade position deteriorated unexpectedly in July after imports increased more than exports, frustrating the coalition government's ambitions to rebalance the economy.<p>The trade in goods deficit – exports minus imports – widened to £10.2bn from £9.4bn in June, disappointing City …

IPPR: Europe can reduce reliance on Russian gas

<b>The European Union can dramatically reduce reliance on Russian gas through energy efficiency targets, centre-left think tank IPPR has said.</b><p>A binding energy-saving target of 35% by 2030 would cut gas imports by a third, IPPR said.<p>The UK government has opposed such a target, saying it would be …

Energy Efficiency

Islamic State: Can its savagery be explained?

<b>Since the sudden appearance of the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS), the group has seized headlines with a shocking level of blood-letting and cruelty - but can its savagery be explained, asks Fawaz A Gerges.</b><p>Islamic State has become synonymous with viciousness - beheadings, crucifixions, …

Islam

Mark Carney predicts real terms wage rises 'next year'

<b>Bank of England governor Mark Carney has told the UK's trades unions that wages should start rising in real terms "around the middle of next year" and "accelerate" afterwards.</b><p>Addressing the annual conference of the TUC, he said workers "deserved" more money and added that unemployment should fall …

Mark Carney

Google faces new stand-off in Europe

<b>The European Commission is seeking fresh concessions from Google on how it displays search results on web pages.</b><p>The long-running investigation aims to settle concerns that the search giant has abused its dominant position in the European search market.<p>Competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia …

Operating Systems

Eyes on EU Commission's Juncker as he unveils team

<b>Some time this week a little-known British politician will be assigned a portfolio in Brussels.</b><p>To most people, preoccupied with the future of the United Kingdom, the appointment will attract little attention.<p>Yet who gets what job in the next European Commission will reveal much about power and …

Europe

Scottish vote: Experts debate potential economic impact

<b>As the polls narrow in the Scottish independence debate, banks, investors and economists have been ramping up their warnings about the potential investment and economic impact a break-up of the United Kingdom could have.</b><p>But some commentators believe that, while all the uncertainty surrounding the …

Great Britain

Scottish independence: Pro-Union parties back Scotland powers timetable

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1106000/1106852_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532475454_ea00efbc508783a4bfd518bf8d485d59<p><b>The Scottish leaders of the three main pro-Union parties have announced their backing for more powers for Scotland.</b><p>After the statement, Prime …

Income Tax

Money, pride and dirty tricks: what Scotland can learn from Quebec

On 30 October 1995, the people of Quebec voted in a referendum to determine whether or not the province should become an independent state. While an earlier poll, in 1980, produced a 59%-40% triumph for the federalists who wanted Quebec to remain part of Canada, the 1995 plebiscite was far closer. …

No plans for Scottish 'yes' vote, MPs told

<b>For all the talk of plan As and plan Bs in the Scottish referendum campaign, how much planning has the UK government done for a "yes" vote?</b><p>The answer is, er, none - much to the surprise of MPs on the public administration committee, who took evidence from the UK's top civil servant yesterday.<p>Former …

Great Britain

Scottish independence: currency union 'incompatible with sovereignty'

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said a currency union between an independent Scotland and the remainder of the United Kingdom would be incompatible with sovereignty, dealing a blow to Scottish nationalists before next week's referendum on independence.<p>Speaking in Liverpool to …

'Scotland's what?' US caught napping as Scots prepare to vote on independence

“Scotland’s what?” said the Department of Defense switchboard operator in apparent confusion. Scotland is voting on independence, the Guardian told her. “Oh.” A brief silence. “Wow.”<p>The buzz in Washington about Scotland’s proposed independence from the United Kingdom, even as a shock new poll this …

Cameron, Clegg and Miliband to make emergency visit to Scotland

The three Westminster party leaders have made the drastic decision to travel to Scotland on Wednesday to campaign against independence and will not attend prime minister's questions.<p>The emergency move throwing aside all previous plans was agreed on Monday afternoon at a meeting between Ed Miliband …