Job rules for departing civil servants ‘not applied’ properly

Job rules for departing civil servants ‘not applied’ properly

Image copyright PA Image caption The report recognises that civil servants’ expertise is much in demand in the private sector Rules governing jobs civil servants can take on after leaving government are not being applied consistently, the public spending watchdog has found. Officials must get departments’ say-so before taking up private sector roles. But the […]

Scots ‘could have different Brexit deal’

Scots ‘could have different Brexit deal’

Image copyright Getty Images There is a “strong case” for Scotland having different Brexit arrangements from the rest of the UK in some areas, peers have said. The Lords EU committee said the move could be necessary if a UK-wide deal does not reflect Scotland’s needs. It said this could include Scotland setting its own […]

UK government warned over Brexit and Wales by peers

UK government warned over Brexit and Wales by peers

Image caption Carwyn Jones said the UK government could not “continue to put its head in the sand” The UK government must “raise its game” on Brexit and find ways to protect Wales’ interests in the negotiations, a House of Lords committee has warned. The EU Committee’s report on Brexit and devolution said ministers in […]

Turkey’s Istanbul metro is hit by fast moving flash floods

Torrential rain has caused flash flooding in Istanbul’s metro, causing services to be suspended. The rain swept underground and overground across the country, affecting urban and rural areas. Turkey’s Istanbul metro is hit by fast moving flash floods

Visit Beautiful North Korea: Travel Companies That Capitalize On The Desire For Dangerous Travel – Forbes

Visit Beautiful North Korea: Travel Companies That Capitalize On The Desire For Dangerous Travel – Forbes

Greg Harrison Greg Harrison on a tour of Sudan in 2017. Sudan has a “Travel Warning” from the U.S. Department of State. Thrill-seeking travelers looking to get far— very far —off the beaten path are fueling a mini-industry focusing on what might be called “danger travel.” Destinations attracting those looking for more than a beach vacation […]

‘UK inequality reduced since 2008’ – BBC News

‘UK inequality reduced since 2008’ – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption London still has the greatest income inequality says the IFS The gap between the richest and poorest households in the UK has narrowed since the recession of 2007-08, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). In its latest report on living standards, the IFS said rising employment and sharp […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: ANC has ‘messed up South Africa’

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has told the BBC that South Africa is in a political crisis and a no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma, due next month, will be of any help. Her comments came on the day South Africans celebrated what would have been the 99th birthday of her former husband, Nelson Mandela, the country’s […]