Boris Johnson’s ‘global talent visa’ ignores economics – and ethics | Simon Jenkins

Britain does not need more scientists. Yet the PM wants to poach them from poorer countries and turn away everyone elseNow we know. Boris Johnson’s exclusive “global talent visa”, to be launched in February, is aimed at “the world’s scientists and math…

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Global markets slide on back of coronavirus concerns in China

Stocks fall as fears intensify over potential impact of outbreak on world economyFinancial markets around the world have sold off sharply amid rising concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in China, with Beijing fighting to contain the spread of the di…

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Brexit adviser David Frost to lead UK trade negotiations with EU

No role for Liz Truss as Johnson rings changes ahead of shutdown of DExEU on 31 JanuaryBoris Johnson has appointed David Frost, his chief Europe adviser, to lead trade negotiations with the EU on his behalf, with no apparent role for Liz Truss, the tra…

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