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16 мая, 17:09

'Right thing to do': Guernsey begins assisted dying debate

Demonstrations mark start of island’s parliamentary debate on legalising euthanasiaThe chief minister of Guernsey has called for some terminally-ill people to be given access to assisted dying as he opened a debate that could pave the way for euthanasia being legalised on the island.Beginning the debate in the island’s parliament, Gavin St Pier argued that increasing rights of autonomy and self-determination – including choosing one’s manner and time of death – was the “right thing to do”. Continue reading...

12 мая, 23:00

‘Our most profound moral issue’: Guernsey’s assisted dying vote

The island’s parliament could this week make it the first place in the British Isles to legalise euthanasiaFlags and bunting fluttered over Guernsey last week as the island celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its liberation from five years of Nazi occupation – a period of privation, curfews and summary executions.In the capital, St Peter Port, crowds were cheerfully winning and losing money on crown and anchor, an 18th-century dice game still popular in the Channel Islands. Celebratory pints were being drunk. Continue reading...

11 мая, 14:15

Who’s the biggest shambles: TalkTalk, the Tories or Trump? | John Crace

As the news became so out-there that the jokes wrote themselves, I faced a Kafkaesque nightmareAbout five years ago, a water pipe under the floorboards in the kitchen started leaking. It was some months after the plumber had been that my wife pointed out we hadn’t received a single call on the landline since the leak. I picked up the phone, found it was completely dead and realised the plumber must have cut through the cable when he was mending the pipe. A normal person would have called out an engineer to fix the line, but somehow it all felt like too much hassle and I kept putting it off. And off. It was only recently that I accepted this was something I was never going to get round to doing, and I could live quite happily without all the voice messages offering to reclaim PPI that must have backed up on the answerphone, so I called TalkTalk to tell them I wanted to stop the line rental. Which is where the nightmare started. TalkTalk spent the best part of a day passing me on to different departments, each of which claimed they had no record of me as a customer, despite them sending me a bill with an account number on it every month. Time after time, I was told I couldn’t cancel an account that didn’t exist on their system. By the end, I was almost in tears and told the customer services assistant to make a note that I was cancelling both my non-existent account and my direct debit. Today I got another bill that included a £12.50 fee for late payment the previous month. I phoned TalkTalk again but am still none the wiser about whether my account has been closed. Help. Continue reading...

01 мая, 20:32

The Guardian view on UK tax havens: MPs are right to get tough | Editorial

It is five years since the government promised to force Britain’s overseas tax havens to open up. This week MPs have used their power to make rules that are long overdueIt is fully five years since David Cameron put the crackdown on tax avoidance at the top of his agenda for the 2013 G8 summit. That same year, he and George Osborne promised a register of beneficial ownership of UK-registered companies. That register came into force in 2016. But it did not apply to Britain’s archipelago of colonial and other possessions which have become rich and disruptive through their tax-haven status. Pressure therefore mounted for them to open up too; there was talk of a blacklist of the uncooperative. Revelations from the Panama and Paradise papers drew attention to the scale of the untaxed money involved. Mr Cameron promised to pull away the “shroud of secrecy”. At the same time, the European Union has produced even tougher anti-money-laundering directives, the latest of which will come into force next year.During these five years, many of the tax havens have dug in against change. British ministers have gone along with their objections and delays – proposing voluntary systems and limiting access to the data. This week, however, parliament finally pushed back. The sanctions and anti-money-laundering bill has been steadily working its way through the Commons since February. On Tuesday it reached a crunch, when the government was forced to back down and accept backbench amendments that turn the screw more tightly on the UK’s overseas tax havens. An all-party effort, led by the Conservative Andrew Mitchell and Labour’s Margaret Hodge, demanded that there must be transparent beneficial ownership registers in British overseas territories such as the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. On Tuesday, the government caved in. Continue reading...

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20 апреля, 08:00

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review – an outbreak of world war twee

Populated by Downtown Abbey graduates, this glutinous postwar rom-dram is a load of cobblersTime for another outbreak of world war twee: a glutinous 40s-period exercise in British rom-dram solemnity, as if Downton Abbey were subject to a very polite Nazi occupation. (There are three graduates of that TV series in this film, and it might have been sufferable over four or five episodes at Sunday teatime.) Just reading the cutesy title made me lose the will to live halfway through. Lily James plays Juliet Ashton, the bestselling British author of witty but shallow wartime vignettes, who is engaged to a terribly handsome American. But now the war is over, she is yearningly dissatisfied and longs for something to tap creatively into the real pain that is still in her heart (the film gestures at the bereavement she suffered in the blitz). I should admit that James does her best with all this, and wears 40s fashions with some style. Continue reading...

05 апреля, 15:28

Jersey royal potatoes delayed by 'beast from the east'

Severe winter weather postpones season by at least three weeks and yield could be 20% lowerThe jersey royal season is at least three weeks late after the “beast from the east” delayed the planting of the spring crop.The potato’s short season, usually from April to mid-July, has been affected by hard frosts and almost double the 30-year average of rainfall in December and January, which growers say left the ground saturated and “undesirable for planting”. Continue reading...

22 марта, 15:06

The ban on assisted death ignores the reality of illnesses like dementia | Polly Toynbee

Guernsey’s bill to allow terminally ill people the right to medical help to die shows Westminster the wayGuernsey is an unlikely pioneer, but it might be the first place to break Britain’s last great taboo – the right to die peacefully at a time of your own choosing. The island’s parliament votes in May on an assisted dying bill, allowing terminally ill people the right to medical help to die, so long as they have only six months to live and are mentally competent. This may succeed, with the support of the island’s chief minister, Gavin St Pier. Related: Guernsey could be first place in British Isles to allow assisted dying Continue reading...

21 марта, 11:15

Guernsey could be first place in British Isles to allow assisted dying

Parliament to vote on proposals to allow some terminally ill people to end their lives with help of a doctorGuernsey could become the first place in the British Isles to allow assisted dying under proposals expected to be voted on in its parliament in May.The island’s chief minister, Gavin St Pier, is backing a bill to allow people who are terminally ill, mentally competent and have less than six months to live, to end their lives with the help of a doctor. Continue reading...

06 марта, 16:35

Statoil, Signet, Vale, Nintendo and Arcelor Mittal as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

Statoil, Signet, Vale, Nintendo and Arcelor Mittal as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

06 марта, 15:00

Bear of the Day: Signet Jewelers (SIG)

Bear of the Day: Signet Jewelers (SIG)

18 февраля, 19:27

Is the civil war in the Congo about to restart?

Kinshasa is the centre of Congolese cultural life and politics. Its glitzy hotels and restaurants are where the money looted from the rest of the country is spent. It boasts grandiose architecture (including an enormous Chinese-built parliament) and some of the best-dressed people in the world (known as sapeurs, or members of the Society for […] The post Is the civil war in the Congo about to restart? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

16 февраля, 11:47

Deutsche Bank продает банковский и депозитарный бизнес на Каймановых и Нормандских островах

Немецкий Deutsche Bank согласился продать свой банковский и депозитарный бизнес на Каймановых островах и Нормандских островах банку на Бермудах — Butterfield Bank. О заключении соглашения с немецким банком бермудский банк официально уведомил на своем сайте.

08 февраля, 16:12

Potlatch, Signet Jewelers and NVIDIA as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

Potlatch, Signet Jewelers and NVIDIA as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

08 февраля, 14:51

Bear of the Day: Signet Jewelers (SIG)

Bear of the Day: Signet Jewelers (SIG)

05 февраля, 14:13

16 Underrated U.S. National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

Are some U.S. national parks on your itinerary or bucket list? You might want to choose an underrated national park instead of a more popular destination.

30 января, 14:58

США и Великобритания разошлись в оценках торговли

Национальное статистическое управление (ONS) Великобритании пытается объяснить расхождение в 33 млрд фунтов стерлингов ($46 млрд) между британскими и американскими данными о торговле услугами, пишет Bloomberg.

30 января, 14:58

США и Великобритания разошлись в оценках торговли

Национальное статистическое управление (ONS) Великобритании пытается объяснить расхождение в 33 млрд фунтов стерлингов ($46 млрд) между британскими и американскими данными о торговле услугами, пишет Bloomberg.

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15 января, 17:01

Jersey Royal potato crop could be hit by shortage of EU workers

Farmers say they are struggling to recruit staff, meaning fewer seed potatoes are being plantedThis year’s harvest of one of the British Isles’ best loved crops – the Jersey Royal new potato – could be hit by a shortage of migrant workers because of Brexit, farmers have warned.Around 1,000 foreign workers are needed to plant and harvest the potatoes and other crops on Jersey but farmers have reported that they are struggling to recruit staff. Continue reading...

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13 декабря 2017, 16:43

A sudden change in Ryan Zinke's travel plans cost taxpayers nearly $2,000, documents show

The trip in April to Channel Islands National Park in California included the Interior secretary's wife and another relative.

05 декабря 2017, 21:47

Is the EU tax haven blacklist a whitewash?

At first glance Brussels seems to have let off the worst offshore offenders but look at the accompanying greylist and it appears the EU means businessDismissed in some quarters as a “missed opportunity for leadership” and a “whitewash”, Tuesday’s publication of the European Union’s first tax haven blacklist has not cheered those who were hoping for a crackdown.At first glance this is a victory for the offshore lobby, who have been fighting to keep the worst offenders, many of them British dependencies, outside of the hall of shame. Continue reading...