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This new survey finds that Britons really don’t like Theresa May. Will that help Boris Johnson?

“The effects of economic pessimism and populist disaffection persist when other factors that influence support for the prime minister are considered” writes August At Am for washingtonpost.com. The troubled Brexit negotiations – and the accompanying economic pessimism – are hurting May’s popularity Why are so many Brits dissatisfied with their prime minister?.  Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Majority of Britons say Boris Johnson should not be punished for burka comments, according to poll

“The ComRes survey for the Sunday Express found 53% opposed to punishment for the former foreign secretary, against 40% who said he deserved to be disciplined” writes Sherelle Jacobs for telegraph.co.uk. The poll was released as Mr Johnson returned to the UK from a holiday in Italy amid an escalating civil war within the Conservative Party over his description of Muslim women in face-covering veils as looking like letter-boxes or bank robbers. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Can parliament be trusted to make the right call on Brexit?

“Half of Britons want a referendum on leaving the European Union if Brexit talks collapse and the country faces leaving with no deal, a major new poll has revealed” writes Joe Watts for independent.co.uk. The key finding comes as concern over a no-deal Brexit increases, precipitating a slump in sterling amid news that the UK government is stockpiling food and medicine. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Why growing up under Thatcher left Britons paranoid about burglary 

“Coming of age in the Thatcher era left people paranoid about burglary, while those who reached adulthood under Tony Blair are more concerned about anti-social behaviour, a new study suggests” writes Science Editor for telegraph.co.uk. They found that those who grew up under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) or John Major (1990-1997) expressed the greatest level of worry about domestic burglary – the same generation who witnessed a dramatic rise in property crime during the 1980s.Researchers at the universities of Sheffield and Southampton discovered that people’s perception of crime…

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UK Study: Only 5% of Cryptocurrency Investors…

“A new poll by IW Capital, a UK-based SME investment firm, says that only 5 percent of Britons who invested in cryptocurrency turned a profit” writes Jeffrey Francis for livebitcoinnews.com. This UK poll does mirror some findings from a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup poll on investors and Bitcoin.More FUD comes in the form that most investors surveyed said that cryptocurrency is inferior to other types of investments.IW Capital surveyed 2,007 Britons on cryptocurrency and came up with some interesting findings.IW Capital says that over 2.5 million Britons have invested in cryptocurrency…

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Two Britons poisoned with Novichok nerve agent near where Russian spy was struck down

“Britain accused Russia of poisoning Skripal with Novichok nerve agent, the first known offensive use of such a chemical weapon on European soil since World War Two” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. AMESBURY, England (Reuters) – Two British citizens were critically ill in hospital on Wednesday after they were poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent which struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said.”We are not in a position to say whether the nerve agent was from the same batch that…

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Britons still blocked from websites and apps a month after GDPR

“Popular websites and apps still remain blocked for EU users one month after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline” writes Tom Bradley for telegraph.co.uk. The set of data privacy rules brought in by Brussels, which companies have had two years to prepare for, has led businesses and news outlets to lock out European customers rather than comply with the measures. When EU visitors go on the websites a message reads: “We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.” Similarly, widely…

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Financially secure, but vulnerable: Rural Britons risk being left behind as banks close

“On the other side of the balance sheet 14pc in cities have no savings, compared to 10pc in the country” writes Tim Wallace for telegraph.co.uk. The FCA found 81pc of urban residents are in debt compared to 69pc in rural areas.Average savings balances among those with money tucked away are also higher outside towns and cities.Britons in the countryside have more savings and less debt than those in cities, but are also most vulnerable to being cut off from the financial system as banks close branches. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Nearly two million Britons expected to question their gender, health boss warns NHS

“The NHS must “be prepared” for nearly two million Britons to question their gender in coming years, a health boss has said” writes Allison Pearson for telegraph.co.uk. James Palmer, the medical director for specialised services at NHS England, said in the future he expected up to three per cent of the population would make contact with transgender health services at some point in their lives. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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