News / UK and world by Press Association April 10, 2018, 10:15 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter US wealth manager and investment banking firm Raymond James is understood to have discussed a potential move of its London brokerage business to Frankfurt in response to Brexit. Raymond James spoke with regulators and local financial industry representatives in Frankfurt about proposals to relocate at least part of the unit, though it was unclear whether any move would involve shifting staff from London or other offices, according to Press Association sources close to the discussions. The decision would be likely to require additional staff in Frankfurt, which could be in the double digits, as the office currently only offers investment banking services and employs around 10 people. Raymond James denied the claims, but declined to comment further. German regulator Bafin said it was not able to comment on individual cases due to … [Read more...] about US firm Raymond James ‘discussed shifting London brokerage to Frankfurt’
ONE hundred years have come and gone since suffragettes achieved what seemed impossible at the time - equal votes for women. The suffragettes' relentless battle led to women finally achieving the right to have their say. Read on to discover more about their monumental fight... What was the suffragette movement? Suffragettes violently campaigned for the female right to vote as early as the late 18th century. Emmeline Pankhurst, long associated with the militant campaign for the vote, adopted the motto "Deeds not Words" for the Women's Social and Political Union, a group known for hunger strike protests. After 50 years had passed and no sign of change, she suggested drastic action was needed in order to secure their right. WSPU members were determined to obtain the right to vote for women by violent means. But there were also moderate women's groups who campaigned for the right to vote in a more peaceful manner, known as suffragists. The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, led … [Read more...] about When did women get the vote in the UK and what was the Suffragette movement? Voting rights and Representation of the People Act
Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio (C) is seen after taking part in a flash mob in Turin. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP The Five Star Movement (M5S) was born as Italy’s ‘anti-establishment’ party, but does the label still fit? The Local looks at how the party has changed since its astonishing performance in the 2013 election. Founded by a comedian with a penchant for swearing (early rallies were known as "Fuck You" days), refusing to describe itself as left or right, and above all eschewing the coalitions and alliances that are the hallmark of the modern Italian political system, in its early years the M5S certainly deserved the 'anti-establishment' label. But co-founder Beppe Grillo recently said the party had entered its "adult phase", perhaps suggesting the rebelliousness of adolescence has been left behind. Italy's political establishment comes in the form of a series of centre-right, centre-left, and occasionally mixed coalitions, which have … [Read more...] about Is Italy’s Five Star Movement still an ‘anti-establishment’ party?
EUROSCEPTIC MPs have accused the Brexit select committee of producing “propaganda for Remain” after its new report recommended keeping free movement of people after we leave the EU. The Remain-backing MPs on the panel called for the UK to stay in the European Economic Area (EEA) if a bespoke trade deal cannot be struck. But Brexiteer members like Jacob Rees-Mogg dismissed it as an attempt to “reverse the referendum result”. They were outvoted on the influential committee 10-6, leading to it publishing a call for the Government to consider negotiating continued membership of the EEA or joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Both of which have previously been ruled out by the Brexit Secretary David Davis, who called them "in many ways, the worst of all outcomes." And Mr Rees-Mogg said because of this the report served "no useful purpose", adding: "The ExEU Select Committee report is another effort by Remainers to reverse the result. “The High … [Read more...] about Influential Brexit select committee accused of producing ‘propaganda for Remain’ after report recommends keeping free movement after we leave EU
Apart from swiping past news notifications about Harvey Weinstein, the Women’s March and the Time's Up protests, many millennials seem to be unaware of what feminism actually is. In fact, the most searched word of 2017 was feminism, writes Neetu Singh. Although this country's journey towards achieving gender equality began well before 1918, this date was a pivotal moment for Britons as some women finally gained the right to vote. To find out what feminism really means for London's youth, Get West London asked six teenagers about their take on gender equality. Read More Make your voice heard Nevroz Fehimli, 18 Sixth form student, Nevroz, told Get West London : "Feminism, for me, in its most simplest form, is the equality of the sexes. "There are complexities of feminism. Women of colour and women of [different classes] face difficulties when classifying as a feminist." She said she identifies as a womanist, rather than a feminist - a movement which focuses on the history and … [Read more...] about This is what feminism means for London’s teenagers