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Pooled interview with Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor, on the possibility of a currency union with Scotland after independence.
Around half of businesses understood Forward Guidance. But only 23% of households apparently took on board the Bank’s central message that rates would remain low for longer.
Within moments of David Cameron’s saying the words at his news conference yesterday afternoon, it was obvious that “money is no object” would be a phrase that would repeat for weeks, be referred to for months and then be preserved in dictionaries of quotations, if those are still produced.
This season it’s all change at Marc by Marc Jacobs – a name that, incidentally, may be being jettisoned, according to a recent interview with Jacobs himself. Maybe that’s because Marc by Marc Jacobs isn’t by Marc Jacobs anymore. It’s by a British twosome, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, creative director and head designer respectively, who were brought on to grab MBMJ by the scruff of its honestly-rather-dull neck and give it a bit of a shake-up.
Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, wrote the “A Life in the Day” feature in The Sunday Times (pay wall) at the weekend, and did a good job of coming across as sympathetic and normal (which she is: I worked with her briefly as a leader-writer on The Independent in 1997, before the election).
Every morning, in between the usual grunts and scrapings, I take three friendly-looking green and yellow capsules and swallow them.
Ben and Tarka officially made the first completion of Scott’s iconic 1,795 mile Terra Nova route from the very coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back.
What are Western intelligence agencies doing to stop the flow of foreign fighters into Syria?
The total amount paid out in dividends to shareholders in 2013 (£859m) is only just over half the size of the bonus pool of the investment bankers (£1.574bn).
Lack of diversity and unrealistic portrayals of women (and men) in fashion are the go-to criticisms levied on the industry. The highest echelons of fashion, sadly, don’t care to respond and when they do, it’s often mere tokenism or poor taste (the “Vogue Black” section of the Vogue Italia website, whilst doubtless well-meaning, is one high-profile example).
New York, with its rich history of welcoming immigrants from the world over, might seem like the perfect setting to bring diversity in fashion to the forefront. Trouble is, the industry here is ruled by status quo – going too far off-piste might jeopardise the all-important bottom line. And we don’t need Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street to tell us that this is a city that is almost defined by its bottom line.
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