Search results for ‘manufacturing’

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  • 10 Aug 2018

    On a visit to Coventry, the Chancellor said it showed the economy had “recovered sharply” – but weaker international demand for British goods means manufacturing has continued to slide.

  • 13 Jul 2018

    Conservative backbencher Michael Fabricant is in the headlines today after being accused of sending an Islamophobic tweet about the Mayor of London. The MP – famous for his distinctive blond hair and reality TV appearances – posted a cartoon showing a balloon with Sadiq Khan’s face on it having sex with a pig. (He deleted…

  • 22 Feb 2018

    A sharp drop in EU immigration has been revealed in net migration figures published today. It may be good news for the Prime Minister’s pledge to bring down net migration to the hundreds of thousands. But many argue there is a heavy price being paid for tightening immigration controls: unfilled positions in the care sector…

  • 30 Jan 2018

    Car manufacturing giant Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations after he admitted he had known about emissions tests on monkeys. Thomas Steg was suspended after details emerged of the tests where primates were exposed to fumes from a VW Beetle. The revelations follow a scandal in 2015 where VW was found to have…

  • 12 Oct 2017

    Allegations of sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein are making headlines around the world. The Hollywood producer was fired from his own company after a number of women who worked with Weinstein accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Further allegations of rape have emerged in recent days. Weinstein has issued a statement saying…

  • 10 Oct 2017

    Almost 2,000 jobs are to be cut at the UK’s biggest defence contractor BAE Systems, in what’s being described by unions as a “bitter blow” for manufacturing. The company, which is facing a lack of orders for its Typhoon jet, claims the restructuring will result in a “sharper, competitive edge”. Labour says the move will…

  • 7 Sep 2017

    Syria has accused Israel of conducting an overnight strike on a military base in Hama province, in the west of the country. A Syrian monitoring group claims missiles may also have targeted a chemical weapons manufacturing facility there.

  • 5 Sep 2017

    It’s not every day that manufacturing is seen as a bright spot on Britain’s economy. But new figures today show that exports are at a record high, confounding those who thought the Brexit vote would spell immediate doom. The rise has been fuelled by a fall in the value of the pound, but also from…

  • 5 Sep 2017

    Parliament’s back after the summer and the Brexit bill is on its way through Parliament. Here are four things you need to know.

  • 29 Aug 2017

    The Texas floods gets worse as dams overflow, more lives are lost and tens of thousands are homeless. And tonight the President who claimed global warming was created by the Chinese to hit US manufacturing has arrived to help.

  • 1 Dec 2016

    In his first public appearance as President-elect, Donald Trump has stepped in to save the day at a manufacturing plant in the mid-West. He has done a deal to keep nearly a thousand jobs in the US that were bound for Mexico. How has he done it?

  • 2 Nov 2016

    Jon Snow reports from Detroit on a unique story of invention, creation and bust – and talks to those championing a city that was once one of America’s beating manufacturing heartlands.

  • 30 Oct 2016

    Donald Trump: the Brexit effect reaches Detroit

    They are talking about Brexit in Detroit! Yes for Donald Trump read Brexit. Whilst we want to leave Europe, Trump wants to leave the World Trade Organisation, the local deals with Mexico and Canada, the Climate Change Treaties and much else. No more manufacturing job losses to Mexico, or China, or anywhere else for that matter. Oh yes, and he’s questioned the premise of NATO.

  • 23 May 2016

    The Treasury have published another doomy report on the economic effects of Brexit. A sobering read, or a dose of propaganda?

  • 24 Nov 2015

    Bangladesh poised between agony and ecstasy: the choice depends on us!

    If world leaders settle for modest restraints on global warming, I do not want to have to be the reporter sent to see the unfolding tragedy in Bangladesh.