Robert Winterton

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George Osborne's Autumn Statement ushers in the end of austerity but increases taxes

The Chancellor uses his Autumn Statement to slow the Government's austerity programme by reversing welfare cuts and protecting police budgets, but increases taxes on property and businesses.<p>George Osborne has ushered in the end of austerity with an Autumn Statement which saw welfare cuts reversed …

7 Best-Case Scenarios for the Future of Humanity

Most science fictional and futurist visions of the future tend towards the negative — and for good reason. Our environment is a mess, we have a nasty …

Singularity

UK backs off cuts to tax breaks for lower income households

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans.<p>George Osborne said improvements in public finances made it possible to back away from the …

This Year's Super Bowl May Have Cost Its Host City A Ton Of Money

But at least the city (probably) didn't lose as much as the last time it hosted.<p>Glendale, Arizona, likely lost hundreds of thousands of dollars hosting Super Bowl XLIX in February, a new analysis commissioned by the city found.<p>Glendale may have brought in at least $13,000 from hosting the NFL's …

John McDonnell waving Mao’s Little Red Book in the Commons. What could possibly go wrong?

POLITICAL SKETCH: After George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the shadow chancellor attempts a joke. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite go to plan<p>What I want to know is: how did it happen? Did <b>John McDonnell</b> dream it up in private by himself? Or was it discussed – and, inexplicably, approved – in a …

Household battery energy becomes tradeable

German household-scale battery maker Sonnenbatterie will soon enable buyers of its systems to trade energy with each other over the grid. It'll save …

Regulation

Sam Harris talks Islam, ISIS, atheism, GOP madness: “We are confronting people, in dozens of countries, who despise more or less everything that we value”

Famed atheist and Salon debate and discuss Islamophobia, religion and liberalism, as well as Ben Carson’s appeal<p>Earlier this month, Salon engaged in a correspondence with Sam Harris about his thoughts on atheism, the Left, Islam, American foreign policy, and anti-intellectualism in political …

The un-gift guide: Awesomely unique gifts and gadgets you won’t find on any other list

Let’s be honest for a moment: gift guides are pretty terrible. <i>Oh, I should buy my mom an iPhone 6s? A GoPro makes a great gift for dad? Beats</i> …

As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom

LONDON (AP) — Queues, bottlenecks and security checks — their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the …

If this is all Labour has to offer, it might already be dead

The dismal parade of the Labour leadership contest marches on - and each candidate is simply reheating a different version of the past<p>Another day, another Labour Party hustings. On Thursday there were two debates (ye gods) and at one of them Yvette Cooper said she would send a reformed House of …