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Day: February 13, 2020

Coronavirus could spread quickly on tube
Featured, London

Coronavirus could spread quickly on tube

    Doctors have warned the London Underground could be a hotbed for the spread of the highly-contagious coronavirus. There have been nine confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK confirmed so far, as British hospitals brace themselves for more. The Tube is used by an estimated 2 million people a day, and many more also use rail networks and buses in and around the bustling capital. An estimated 9 million people live in London, but the city's population swells to more than 10 million on an average day - taking into account commuters into the capital for work, tourists and visitors. The extensive transport network and huge population means tracking down potentially infected people is next to impossible to do with any urgency. The warning for Tube riders comes after a Lon...
Sunak in, Javid out in reshuffle shock
Featured, United Kingdom

Sunak in, Javid out in reshuffle shock

    Rishi Sunak has been appointed as Chancellor after Sajid Javid resigned over rows with Boris Johnson's team - including top aide Dominic Cummings. He was set to keep his job - but he quit as Chancellor when Number 10 ordered him to sack his team of advisors, a source close to the former minister said. In a shock move just 27 days before the Budget, Mr Javid announced "no self-respecting minister" could accept the condition being imposed. It is thought to be the first time a Chancellor has resigned in protest for 31 years after Nigel Lawson quit under Margaret Thatcher in 1989. His resignation makes Mr Javid the shortest-serving Chancellor for 50 years - and the last one only left the job because he died. Sunak is a relative newcomer to politics having been electe...
Harry and Meghan cosying up to banks makes me queasy
Featured, United Kingdom

Harry and Meghan cosying up to banks makes me queasy

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have every right to earn their keep if they are going to become financially independent. They can't be expected to live on air. In fact, if the past is any guide, they are going to need an awful lot more than air to get by, since they are both used to the good things in life though Meghan's enjoyment of them is obviously more recent. But if they intend to go it alone, how can they earn the sizeable sums of money they will need to sustain what is, by anyone's measure, a highly enviable standard of living? Is it even possible for them to enrich themselves without causing embarrassment, and even damage, to the Royal Family, to which they will inevitably remain connected in people's minds whatever separate furrow they plough? Although it...