The Brexit effect: how leaving the EU hit the UK

The Brexit effect: how leaving the EU hit the UK | FT Film

Financial Times – 18-10-2022

The UK’s recent disastrous “mini” Budget can trace its origins back to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The economic costs of Brexit were masked by the Covid-19 pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine. But six years after the UK voted to leave, the effect has become clear. In this film, senior FT writers and British businesspeople examine how Brexit hit the UK economy, the political conspiracy of silence, and why there has not yet been a convincing case for a ‘Brexit dividend’.

Họ tưởng chúng tôi là con nít

TƯỜNG ANH 25/08/2022 06:17 GMT+7

TTCTHơn 1.000 tác phẩm văn học đã bị đưa khỏi chương trình hoặc loại khỏi danh sách đọc bắt buộc của sinh viên nhiều đại học Anh.

Họ tưởng chúng tôi là con nít - Ảnh 1.

Hơn 1.000 tác phẩm văn học đã bị đưa khỏi chương trình hoặc loại khỏi danh sách đọc bắt buộc của sinh viên nhiều đại học Anh. Trong số này có các kiệt tác của William Shakespeare, Charles Dicken, Jane Austen, Charles Bronte… và cả của những tác giả hiện đại mà sách của họ vừa được vinh danh, theo tường thuật hôm 10-8 của The Times.

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Too little, too late? Britain introduces rules to protect tech firms from overseas takeovers

TECH

PUBLISHED FRI, NOV 13 202010:19 AM EST UPDATED FRI, NOV 13 202012:10 PM ESTSam Shead@SAM_L_SHEAD CNBC

KEY POINTS

  • The U.K. government has rolled out new rules to protect Britain’s innovative companies from being snapped up by other nations.
  • But is it too little, too late? Arm was sold to Japan’s SoftBank in 2016 and DeepMind was sold to Google in 2014.
  • Even though DeepMind and Arm are no longer British in some people’s eyes, there are a number of other fast-growing tech companies that very much are.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a statement in Downing Street in central London on April 27, 2020 after returning to work following more than three weeks off after being hospitalized with the Covid-19 illness.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a statement in Downing Street in central London on April 27, 2020 after returning to work following more than three weeks off after being hospitalized with the Covid-19 illness.DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

LONDON – The U.K. government introduced new rules this week that are designed to protect Britain’s best and brightest companies from being gobbled up by other, potentially hostile, nations.

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UK truck deaths: How Vietnam is still a hotbed of people traffickers

Three years after Al Jazeera uncovered Vietnamese human trafficking practices to the UK, the business is still going strong.

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UK police have charged the truck's 25-year-old driver with 39 counts of manslaughter [Hannah McKey/Reuters]
UK police have charged the truck’s 25-year-old driver with 39 counts of manslaughter [Hannah McKey/Reuters]

It was a terrifying way to die. The grim discovery of 39 people found frozen to death inside a container at the back of a truck in southern England earlier this month is a stark reminder of the risks people will take in search of a better life.

Police initially believed all the dead were Chinese citizens but more than 20 Vietnamese families, almost all from the same region, have since expressed fears that their loved ones were among the victims. Some say almost all of the 39 victims were Vietnamese.

British police have charged the truck’s 25-year-old driver with 39 counts of manslaughter.

The regular and highly dangerous smuggling of people from Vietnam to the United Kingdom was revealed in a 2016 Al Jazeera documentary.

Britain’s Modern Slave Trade revealed that Nghe An province – where families held a vigil for the truck victims last week – is a hotbed of people traffickers.

In one of Vietnam’s poorest regions, criminal gangs often exploit young people who are desperate to go to Western Europe and send money back to their families. Tiếp tục đọc “UK truck deaths: How Vietnam is still a hotbed of people traffickers”

UK condemned for deporting survivors of trafficking back to Vietnam

Activists say British authorities are failing to identify and protect victims who have been trafficked to the UK as slaves, many of them children

Detained Vietnamese migrants who were smuggled into the UK in a van
Detained Vietnamese migrants who were smuggled into the UK in a van. Many arrive with debts of up to £25,000 for their passage. Photograph: Solent News/Rex/Shutterstock

Despite having been identified as one of the groups most vulnerable to trafficking crimes in the UK, National Crime Agency (NCA) figures shows that suspected Vietnamese trafficking victims are half as likely to be granted protection compared with other victims. Just 11% of Vietnamese referrals were accepted and offered protection last year, well below the referral average of 27%. Tiếp tục đọc “UK condemned for deporting survivors of trafficking back to Vietnam”

UK political elite used poverty & immigration fears to secure leave vote

BRUEGEL: The bulk of UK Leave voters come from disadvantaged areas, and perceive immigration as a threat. But significant exceptions to this trend in England and most importantly in Scotland make it hard to draw a simple causal link between wealth, immigration, and voting patterns.

BY: DATE: JUNE 29, 2016

One of the dominant explanations of the UK’s Leave vote in the EU referendum is that the most disadvantaged parts of the country voted against EU membership to express their discontent against the ruling elite, as a headline inThe Guardian recently read: ‘If you’ve got money, you vote in… if you haven’t got money, you vote out.’

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Viet Nam, UK eye further bilateral trade

Updated  September, 12 2015 08:46:37
 LONDON (VNS)— The Vietnamese Government will create optimal conditions for British businesses to strengthen co-operation and invest in Viet Nam, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh said at the Viet Nam Economic Forum in London on Thursday.

Viet Nam was striving to finalise its market economic institutions, change its growth model and improve its competitive edge, Ninh said. The country’s economy had maintained high growth rates and curbed inflation, he said, citing the expected national gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.5 per cent, the highest pace since 2011. Tiếp tục đọc “Viet Nam, UK eye further bilateral trade”

Nợ công trong vòng xoáy lịch sử – 8 kỳ

Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war

Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war

Climatenewsnetwork – An international scientific report commissioned by the UK government says the risks of climate change are comparable to those posed by nuclear conflict.

LONDON, 18 July, 2015 – The UK government says that climate change poses risks that demand to be treated as seriously as the threat  of nuclear war.

Scientists from the UK, US, India and China say in a report commissioned by the UK that deciding what to do about climate change depends on the value we put on human life, both now and in years to come. Tiếp tục đọc “Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war”

Southeast Asia’s Geopolitical Centrality and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

JUN 11, 2015

CSIS – Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia’s recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development of trends in the region and how they will impact the U.S.-Japan alliance. How will Southeast Asian states come to grips with the political and economic rise of China? How will they modernize their military forces and security relationships, and what role can the United States and Japan play? How will they manage their disputes in the South China Sea, and how will they pursue greater regional integration? These questions will prove critical in understanding Southeast Asia’s role in the Asia Pacific, and in the U.S.-Japan alliance, in the decades ahead.

Publisher CSIS/Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 978-1-4422-4086-5 (pb); 978-1-4422-4087-2 (eBook)

 

 

UK: Human Rights and Democracy 2014-2015 – Vietnam

Vietnam

This is one of 27 Countries of Concern included in the latest annual FCO Human Rights Report. Updates are published on the GOV.UK website every three months to highlight key human rights events in these countries, and to report on actions that the UK has taken.

Comments on the main report report or quarterly updates can be made below. They will be monitored and moderated by staff at the Human Rights and Democracy Department at the FCO who will also try and answer as many questions as possible.

Corporate report

Vietnam – Country of Concern

Updated 13 March 2015

Contents

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