UK manufacturing hit by its worst slump in two and a half years

CBI says ‘economic paralysis’ caused by Brexit is bringing UK ‘ever closer to disaster’Britain’s manufacturing sector has suffered the worst slump in orders for more than two and a half years as the car and textile industries struggled against Brexit h…

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Ryanair loses altitude but O’Leary retains his cheek | Nils Pratley

Last year’s 13% profit margin was pedestrian by Ryanair’s standardsIt was cheeky of Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary to declare that full-year profits of €1.02bn (£0.9bn), down 29%, were “as previously guided”. He updates his guidance every few …

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Ryanair loses altitude but O’Leary retains his cheek | Nils Pratley

Last year’s 13% profit margin was pedestrian by Ryanair’s standardsIt was cheeky of Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary to declare that full-year profits of €1.02bn (£0.9bn), down 29%, were “as previously guided”. He updates his guidance every few …

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Rail timetable changes come into effect as industry reels from annus horribilis

Operators have stepped up efforts to avert a repeat of the fiasco of 2018, the worst year on recordRail passengers in the UK endured the worst year on record for delays and cancellations in 2018, it has emerged, as commuters brace for a new timetable c…

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Labour’s plans for cheap green energy are no more than electric dreams

Proposals for renationalising gas and electricity are based on hopes of buying companies on the cheapLabour’s plans to renationalise water, energy and rail companies have widespread support and with good reason: these industries are failing to meet the…

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Too much has been sacrificed to allow Brexit to destroy Europe’s unity

As the anniversaries of D-Day and Monte Cassino approach, we should remember how and why the ‘European project’ startedShortly after Thursday’s elections for the European parliament, we shall be witnessing the 75th anniversaries of D-Day and of the ter…

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