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November 17, 2018 9:37 AM Brexit battle kills democracy as EU’s imperial army wages war

Congratulations Theresa May for stopping Brexit. The big problem for her is that people noticed, chiefly the millions who voted for Brexit and secondly a few of the public servants whose job was to make it happen, notably members of her Cabinet who saw the binary choice on offer and resigned. You are either in the EU or out of it. May’s withdrawal Bill is a deal to stay in. Over 17 million 10

November 13, 2018 10:12 AM Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% - the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter. However, the ONS warned that real wage growth was below the 2015 level. The unemployment total went up for the first time this year, rising by 21,000 in the same period to 1.38 million. Adjusting for inflation 7

November 13, 2018 9:32 AM Unemployment climbs while wage growth improves

Joblessness climbed from 4% to 4.1% as the number of people classed as unemployed rose by 21,000 to 1.38 million, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. But the rate was still close to 43-year lows while those in work saw further improvements in their pay packets as average weekly earnings - excluding bonuses - rose by 3.2%. That was up from 3.1% recorded 8

November 8, 2018 4:55 PM That's a new one! Brussels blames BAD WEATHER and Brexit for GLOOMY UK financial forecast

EUROPEAN Union finance chief Pierre Moscovici has blamed Brexit and bad weather for the bloc’s latest gloomy growth figures which show Britain as Europe’s sluggish economy. The European Commission’s latest doom mongering economic forecast predicts the United Kingdom will be the EU’s slowest growing economy over the next two years. The powerful Brussels 20

October 22, 2018 8:35 PM Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is an 'example' amid rape allegation

The Juventus forward, who was speaking in Manchester, said he is "confident" he will be found innocent and he is "very happy". Speaking publicly for the first time since Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit claiming he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room nine years ago, the Juventus forward said the truth will come out. The 33-year-old was speaking 6

October 5, 2018 4:36 PM Lucky number 7: Cristiano Ronaldo's career in figures

Sky News takes a look at the goals, wages and sponsorship deals behind the Portuguese forward's glittering career. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous sports stars on the planet, having grown into a global brand with the world at his feet. His silky skills and prolific goal-scoring record have helped him net a string of sponsorship deals over the years 8

September 20, 2018 11:15 AM McDonald's, Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays workers plan strike

Staff will simultaneously walk out from the three restaurant chains on 4 October before a rally in London's Leicester Square. Staff from McDonald's, JD Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays will simultaneously walk out of their restaurants and pubs on 4 October, and gather for a rally at London's Leicester Square. They are also protesting against the lack of trade 16

August 27, 2018 7:49 AM Net migration to Brighton down by a third since Brexit vote

In total, 5,309 people moved to Brighton and Hove from abroad and 3,405 left, leaving the latest net migration figure at 1,904. That means Brighton and Hove’s migrant population is still rising, but at a slower rate than before the referendum. Fewer people are migrating to Brighton and Hove from abroad, while more are moving away. While the Brighton 18

August 14, 2018 10:05 PM Rail fares rises: Grayling pleads with unions and train firms

The rail industry should change how it calculates fare rises and staff wages to cut costs for passengers, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He has asked train operators and unions to use a different, lower, inflation measure to set pay and fare increases. The RMT union said it opposed Mr Grayling's call - made hours before January's rail fare rise is announced 13

August 8, 2018 4:48 AM Price of average semi soars £3k in month to hit new record high

The average cost of a three-bedroom semi-detached home rose 3.3 per cent to a new record £230,280 in the year to July, as low unemployment and rising wages boosted the market. House price infation is now at its highest level since last November, the latest data from the Halifax showed. The pace of the rise has confounded many economists, who had expected 21