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Day: September 1, 2016

Manufacturing in surprise surge in August after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Manufacturing in surprise surge in August after Brexit

    The Purchasing Managers’ Index jumped to 53.3, helped by the slump in sterling in wake of referendum vote. Manufacturing output unexpectedly surged in August according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index report from Markit/CIPS, helped by the post-Brexit vote collapse in sterling. The index – where the 50 mark separates contraction from growth – jumped from 48.2 in July to 53.3 in August. The monthly surge of 5 points was the joint greatest in the 25 year history of the survey, Markit said. Export orders from the US, Europe, China and the Middle East rose strongly and the new orders index leapt from 47.8 to 54.6. Markit reported that the depreciation of sterling since the June EU referendum was "by far the main factor" cited by manufacturers as supporting the surge in...
Subway employee reveals sandwiches which should never order
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Subway employee reveals sandwiches which should never order

    There's nothing like a foot-long sandwich from Subway to fill you up during a hungry lunchtime, and we all have our favourite fillings. Are you more of a meatball marinara person, a steak and cheese or a veggie patty? Do you go for italian herb and cheese bread or honey oat? Mayo or southwest sauce? If you're a fan of any of the chicken fillings, you might be disappointed to know that someone claiming to be a Subway employee has spilled some beans which might make you think twice about them. In a Reddit post, the 'employee', who goes by the name subwayworkeruk, invited other users to ask him anything Subway-related, and was totally honest in his replies. When asked which items he would recommend and which we should avoid at all costs, he advised that customers stay away fr...
Donald Trump strict immigration policy: 1.10 million illegal immigrants will be expelled
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump strict immigration policy: 1.10 million illegal immigrants will be expelled

    Donald Trump hinted at a new immigration policy that would be a softening, but also a hardening, of his previously stated policies. He meandered through all of that territory, and to both sides of the US-Mexico border, to land back where he started on a signature issue. His anger-tinged speech Wednesday night in Phoenix carried high expectations of a new tone and fresh policies, but brought little of either. If anything, despite a mostly friendly foray to Mexico City earlier in the day, Trump's newly articulated policies represented a substantial strengthening of his commitment to rooting out illegal immigration, as well as ridding the United States of those immigrants themselves. "Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation," Trump declare...
The British people overwhelmingly support banning the burqa
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The British people overwhelmingly support banning the burqa

    The British public want to ban Muslim women from wearing the Islamic veil or burqa by an overwhelming margin of more than two-to-one, a poll has found. Research by YouGov found a huge proportion of the public had no qualms about telling women what to wear, with 57 per cent in favour of a ban and just 25 per cent against. 18-24 year olds were the only age group to oppose a ban; all others were in favour, with the oldest 65+ group backing the prohibition by a startling 78 per cent to 12. All major political parties also had a plurality of voters in favour of a ban. Ukip leadership candidate Lisa Duffy has called for a ban on the Islamic veil; Nigel Farage issued a similar call on 2010 but the party has spoken little on the issue in recent years. The polling comes amid contro...
No more public vote for Brexit deal: PM Theresa May
ENGLISH, London

No more public vote for Brexit deal: PM Theresa May

    Theresa May has agreed with her cabinet that restricting immigration will be a red line in any negotiations with the EU, in a move that experts claim will end Britain’s membership of the single market. The prime minister and her team, who met at Chequers – the PM’s country retreat – also confirmed that MPs will not be given a vote before the government triggers article 50, beginning the two-year countdown to a British exit. “There was a strong emphasis on pushing ahead to article 50 to lead Britain successfully out of the European Union – with no need for a parliamentary vote,” May’s spokeswoman said, before setting out how restrictions to freedom of movement would be at the centre of any Brexit deal. “Several cabinet members made it clear that we are leaving the EU but no...