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If Film Noir did Bitcoin - would Wright be the wrong man?

channel4.com — But if this was a Film Noir cut of events, like Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man, Craig Wright could never turn out to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto. He's too corporate, too neatly suited, too needy of the world's attention. Today, a good deal of the Bitcoin community seemed to agree with that.

Why are housing associations failing to build enough homes?

channel4.com — In the UK, 5 million people are waiting on local authority waiting lists. For many politicians, including Conservative Bob Blackman MP, the problem is caused by a failure to build enough homes over the last decade and a half. "The principle problem of housing in this country is the lack of supply," said Mr Blackman.

Hats off to our deficit-cutting bankers

cnbc.com — Peter Dazeley | Photographer's Choice | Getty Images Now, you may think that there's no better way to redistribute wealth than take it from crooked bankers. But it's actually a bit more complex than that. Traditionally, fines were kept by the U.K. regulators that levied them - like in most major financial markets around the world.

Bankers’ pay should be a blueprint for the rest of UK

cnbc.com — Dimitri Vervitsiotis | Photographer's Choice RF | Getty Images True, official statistics show that since the start of the banking crisis seven years ago, financial sector workers have enjoyed a 27 per cent wage increase, compared with 12 per cent for the whole country.

UK Chancellor's right-hand man eyes hedge fund move

cnbc.com — Matthew Lloyd | Bloomberg | Getty Images Until fairly recently, Harrison, 35, who has two young children, was expected to stand as a Tory candidate in next year's election. His predecessor, Matthew Hancock, was one of the 2010 intake and has risen up the ministerial ranks rapidly.

'Brexit' will benefit British business: UKIP

cnbc.com — British business will not be harmed by a U.K. exit from the European Union, the leader of Britain's eurosceptic U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) told CNBC -- despite the latest survey showing the vast majority of manufacturers in favor of remaining in Europe. "The fact is this country trades at a massive deficit with Europe.

Knife-edge Scottish vote cuts deep divide

cnbc.com — One of Scotland's most influential chief executives, Martin Gilbert, says the debate over Scottish independence has become so bitter that whatever the outcome, either Scotland or the United Kingdom will become deeply divided. In Edinburgh, most people we ask on the streets are in the "yes" camp as passions intensify ahead of Thursday's vote.

An A-Z of Scotland post-independence

cnbc.com — M - Ministy of Defence - Gone AWOL, like those Trident submarines, whose absence from the River Clyde removes Scotland from NATO. N - Nine point two (9.2 per cent), Scotland's share of UK GDP. At £145 billion, this puts its global economic influence on par with Pakistan and Qatar.

A clever move for London’s brewing heiress

cnbc.com — After all, why would Heineken - a listed Dutch company in the iron grip of a fourth generation family, play ball with U.K.-listed SABMiller? They certainly didn't hit it off the last time SAB and Heineken came to blows. Back then, it was over the auction to buy Bavaria.

Bank of England’s next task? Ice bucket challenge

cnbc.com — For weeks, celebrities have been embracing the charity ice bucket challenge - and now the stunt has arrived at the Bank of England (BoE). Former BoE Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Andrew Sentence told CNBC on Thursday that he had taken up the challenge himself, and nominated the entire rate-setting committee to do the same.
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Apr 25, 2016

@GrahamtRuddick question is why didn't Green's advisers get clearance fr regulator 2 do deal in 1st place? Strange given position of pension

Apr 25, 2016

RT @GrahamtRuddick: Confirmed: BHS now officially in administration. Will continue trading and Duff & Phelps will try to sell as going conc…

Apr 22, 2016

The deal to sell #Tata Steel gets complicated My blog on the pensions problem +the politics blogs.channel4.com/helia-ebrahimi… pic.twitter.com/DDCPvDYioj

Apr 22, 2016

And now... A bit of rhetoric fr Mr President, our honest friend: EU makes Britain greater: telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/2… pic.twitter.com/Rhha7mHH13

Apr 21, 2016

RT @JamesFHall: Did this earlier for @Telegraph on top 10 Prince songs. Subjective, obviously, but what a huge loss. telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-…@TeleMusicNews @TeleMusicNews

Apr 21, 2016

Adam Smith Institute has slammed govt plans 2take 25% stake in Tata Steel saying "it'll make Britain poorer in long run" #tata @sajidjavid

Apr 21, 2016

Finally we find out what "co-invest" means to @sajidjavid who says government are willing to take 25% stake in Tata Steel @Channel4News

Apr 21, 2016

Outline for support package fr @sajidjavid 4 Tata includes loans, equity, £50m compensation to Tata + potentially separating pension scheme

Apr 21, 2016

Government says it will provide 'hundreds of millions of pounds worth of financial support' to buyer of #tata, including possible 25% stake


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