0 Have your say Thanks to Brexit we now know beyond all doubt that chaos would follow a vote for independence, writes John McLellan. Like so many of the best catchphrases, Prime Minister Harold Wilson didn’t actually say “The pound in your pocket will not be affected”, but it stuck. What he told the nation in a 1967 TV broadcast when sterling was devalued by 14 per cent was “The pound here in Britain, in your pocket, your purse or bank account, will not be devalued”. Same difference.The international currency markets might matter little to the general public other than at holiday time, but upheaval with something as fundamental as money not only creates havoc for the economy but saps public confidence in politicians like nothing else. Wilson never recovered and duly lost the 1970 general election to a Conservative Party whose leader Ted Heath could hardly be described as inspirational.Then in 1997 the economy was starting to motor, … [Read more...] about Here’s the definitive answer to the Scottish currency debate – John McLellan
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Silas Walker, Deseret News FILE - A pedestrian walks by the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY — Tuesday at the Legislature, the House Government Operations Committee is expected to look at the issue of idling vehicles. HB148 would repeal provisions enacted by lawmakers in the past that limit a city's ability to enact restrictions on vehicle idling. Other issues expected to be discussed at the Statehouse during the day include: • In the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee, members will discuss SJR7 to amend the Utah Constitution to revise gender-specific terminology to be gender neutral. • The House Judiciary Committee is considering another amendment to the Utah Constitution, HJR8, that would remove exceptions to the encoded prohibitions on slavery and involuntary servitude. • The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to review a substitute HB81 that directs the State School Board to adopt … [Read more...] about Your up-to-the-hour look at Day Nine of the 2019 Utah Legislature
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News FILE - Visitors at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City walk around the rotunda and other areas as Utah legislators gather for a special session on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. SALT LAKE CITY — The second day of the 2019 legislative session on Tuesday will bring the first hearing on two bills addressing Proposition 3, which Utah voters approved in November to direct lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage to the full extent allowed under the Affordable Care Act. • At 2 p.m., the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will consider SB96 and SB97. On Monday, hundreds rallied to protest any changes to Proposition 3. • The House Government Operations Committee is considering at 2 p.m. several bills dealing with campaigns and lobbyists, including HB129 allowing the use of campaign funds for child care and HB64 establishing limits for a lobbyist's expenditures on a local official or education official. • The Senate Government … [Read more...] about Your up-to-the-hour look at Day Two of the 2019 Utah Legislature
0 Have your say PERHAPS this day will go down in history as ‘fall-out Thursday’. Whatever happens after Tory MPs held a confidence vote over the Prime Minister’s handling of Brexit, the whole sorry debacle has opened up the terrible disconnect which runs like a series of fault lines through our country. While the rest of us have been going about our business, doing our jobs and bringing up our families, these Ministers, ex-ministers and MPs have spent hour upon hour strutting between meetings and assignments, wasting our time and our taxpayers’ money. For what? The opportunity to try and unseat a leader who has done her level best to carry out a course of action foisted upon her by her predecessor, who was last seen telling Sky News that he didn’t regret calling the EU referendum.Remainers say my Leave-voting constituents are stupid, racing and a bit too Northern, says Yorkshire MP Andrew PercyIn coming weeks, we could face not … [Read more...] about Jayne Dowle: Stop playing political games and start waking up to the concerns of the North
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