18th September 2019

Leadsom intervenes in takeover of defense provider Cobham

The government has intervened in the planned £4bn takeover of Cobham, a UK aerospace and defence supplier, by a US private equity firm on the grounds of national [...]


18th September 2019

For Palestinians, Israel’s elections promise nothing but defeat

When Boris Johnson announced his plan to suspend parliament, I was visiting Orkney with my wife, Penny. It was the last week of a month-long stay in Scotland, and it took a day for the news to reach us. We were having tea with some English friends on 29 August when they heard what had happened. They began to fume: [...]

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