UK cruise ships scarpped in the world’s largest ship graveyard

When Maritime voyages went into administration the liquidators in a distress sale without any concerns about the environmental impact, in search of recovery sold at auction Two British cruise ships the Marco Polo, the Magellan and three other cruise ship which were impounded and sold to settle the debts in November 2020. The Marco Polo…

Plots at Amazon rainforest being sold illegally in Facebook Marketplace

  Brazil’s protected rainforest including parts of national forests and land reserved for indigenous peoples are being illegally sold via Facebook. The Californian social media giant said it was “ready to work with local authorities”, but indicated it would not take independent action of its own to halt the trade. Our commerce policies require buyers…

Brexit by a true  late convert

The United Kingdom is a European country, but not the same kind of European country as Germany, Poland, or Hungary as for 150 centuries Britain has been inhabited and been on the edge, culturally and literally, of mainland Europe. Will the unruly forces unleashed by Brexit break up the Union? Historian, Robert Tombs reveals that…

Corporate America and China

Clyde Prestowitz who worked for President Ronald Regan, and renowned globalisation and Asian expert has advised subsequent US administrations offers useful advice for Joe Biden the new American 46th president to adopt, as resetting US relations with China will be one of his top agenda. The strategies that the United States and its allies can…

Inpsirational mission

Capitalism was stuck as it had no answers to a host of problems, including inequality, the digital divide, disease, poverty, dementia, the environmental crisis even before the 2020 pandemic. Mariana Mazzucato, a high profile economist noted for her advocacy of a more active state calls for rethinking our capabilities and role of government within the…

How to Make Britain Great again

Respected financial journalist Alex Brummer and Brexit supporter was offering an argument for optimism in his must read book The Great British Reboot, and offers a manifesto for how to re-engineer the UK economy. Brummer’s  prescriptions align with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s political prospectus, despite the gap between strategy and implementation remains wide apart. His analysis of…

The Third lockdown may cost UK £400million every working day

  The UK Lockdown could hit the borrowing balloon for the 2020/2021 financial year past £450 billion and predicts the latest coronavirus restrictions could cost the country £400 million every working day. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new £4.6 billion plan to help businesses through a new lockdown, including one-off top-up grants up to £9,…

“Freedom in our hands” Johnson on Brexit: Dawn of New era for UK

  A new era has begun for the United Kingdom  as  the UK stopped following EU rules at 23:00 GMT, as replacement arrangement for travel, trade, immigration and security came into force. Boris Johnson said the UK had “Freedom in our Hands” and the ability to do things “differently and better” . The first lorries…

UK Government record borrwing in November

The UK government continued to support the economy during the pandemic by borrowing soared in November hitting £31.6bn the highest level on record according to the office for National Statistics and the third-highest figure in any month since records began in 1993. The Independent Office for Budget Responsibility has estimated that the amount of borrowing…

Mythical look at Britain’s unexpected places

  A Britain in the cracks of the urban façade, a land where unexpected life can flourish, a  land of industrial estates and electricity pylons, o motorways and ring roads of hospitals and housing estates of roundabouts and flyovers, places where modern life speeds past but where people and stories nevertheless collect. Places where human…