- Sep 26, 2018
- SL Rez
The Bank of England alone openly claims on their web site to host over 400.000 bars of gold, which is worth over 200 billion pound.
What do you do if you need to pay in cash at your bank?Are there still banks that have cash at the offices in the UK?
Here you have to go to an ATM if you want cash and they are mostly situated inside supermarkets and shopping malls these days.
At my bank you can get mortgages, loans, insurances, advise about stock market investments, but no cash available.
You are thinking too traditional, Sid. One method would be to imitate Goldfinger and just to pollute the gold. Or if the Norwegian guy from the comic would want to plunder the City of London would still be the place to go, but he would not try to steal gold, but to get access at one of the servers doing high speed trading at the London Stock Exchange and try to divert some transactions somewhere he's got access to.But I don't see a bank robbery for that gold stash. Way to heavy to transport.
A points based immigration system. Those have a ton of problems.BoJo finally has revealed his glorious plan to ram the UK's economy even further into the ground, because Brexit alone is just not bad enough to ruin the country!
Behold the new plan on how to regulate immigration on a point based system; to get a work permit you need minimum 70 points:
The industry, fish industry, health and service sector already are fearing the worst. The government though is of the opinion that those sectors should purify themselves from cheap migrant labour.
Some mention worthy laudation for this plan are:
Industry leaders warned the changes would have a huge impact on food processing factories that rely heavily on EU workers to keep the supermarket shelves full with pre-packed chicken, beef and pork cuts.
Tom Hadley, director of policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, said: “Jobs the government considers ‘low-skilled’ are vital to wellbeing and business growth. The announcement threatens to shut out the people we need to provide services the public rely on.
“We need access to workers that can help us look after the elderly, build homes and keep the economy strong.”
UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said “ruling out a temporary, low-skilled route for migration in just 10 months’ time would be disastrous for the hospitality sector and the British people” and deter investment in the high street.
The Confederation of British Industry director general Carolyn Fairbairn said the removal of the cap on the number of skilled workers was “welcome”, but she warned that in “some sectors, firms would be left wondering how they would recruit the people needed to run their businesses.
“With already low unemployment, firms in care, construction, hospitality, food and drink could be most affected,” she said.
The hospitality sector will also be hit with no “barista visa” for coffee shops, despite warnings from Pret A Manger two years ago that only one in 50 job applicants were British.
Also vulnerable are hotels that rely on EU workers for cleaning, kitchen and chambermaid staff, and big business and homes who rely on EU workers for cleaning, security and housekeeping.
“If it comes to a point where it is harder to access labour then don’t turn off the tap overnight. Give people time to adjust. Please make the system cheaper – it is just ridiculously expensive,” said Ian Robinson, a partner at the firm and a former policy official at the Home Office.
But with its 80-strong majority, the government can deliver on its new policy with a immigration bill expected to ease through parliament in the coming months.
“UK businesses will need to adapt and adjust to the end of free movement, and we will not seek to recreate the outcomes from free movement within the points-based system,” said the government in a briefing paper.
It also said that employers would have to work harder to recruit and retain British staff.
“It is important that employers move away from a reliance on the UK’s immigration system and as alternative to investment in staff retention, productivity, and wider investment in technology and automation,” the briefing paper added.
Special arrangements are being made for seasonal workers who harvest the fields but this is only set at 10,000 places, far below the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) demands for temporary visas for 70,000 in 2021.
He did create some fun pics though.On the subject of Boris and bridges: let's remember that he couldn't even build a 360m long bridge across the River Thames.
This scandalously mismanaged ‘gift to the people of London’ will cost the taxpayer £43m. For nothingwww.theguardian.com
So at most, you'll get a zip line across the Irish Strait out of this endeavour.
My ancestors came from Finland, Denmark, and the british isles [a bit of a debate if it was Ireland or England though].
Downing street makes good Brexit deals so easy....Concerns raised after reports negotiating team told to devise plans to ‘get around’ protocol in withdrawal agreementwww.theguardian.com
The UK will endeavour to continue within a €100bn (£85bn) EU science programme after Brexit.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light for the UK to negotiate its continued participation within the Horizon Europe research programme.
Horizon Europe provides funding to scientists, students and industry for research.
The news was revealed within a document setting out the government's approach to negotiations with the EU.
The statement will come as a relief to research leaders, who feared that research collaboration would become a bargaining chip in general trade negotiations.
What shocks me is how little of online/cyber crime is actually included in the crime figures. Unless things have changed recently, none of it is included in the crime figures for the UK. I don't know whether anyone has a handle on the true scale of the crime wave hitting people through bogus products or websites or phone calls purporting to be their banks.This goes even further.
Why perform an actual bank robbery at all in this day and age, when the vast majority of money actually only exists as bits and bytes?
And by vast majority i mean over 90% worldwide only exists in digital form. which is....in retrospect, a bit scary.
The part I like best is that there is no EU law about colours of passports in the first place.Speaking about good deals: the new British passports are being printed in Poland by Thales group and then exported to the UK. The UK had to run an open procurement for it under EU rules, and British competitor De La Rue was too expensive. So the Dutch-Polish Thales group landed the 11 years contract.
Britain’s new post-Brexit blue passports will be given to applicants from next month, the Home Office announced yesterday.What it did not say, however, was that they will be made by a Franco/Dutchwww.thetimes.co.uk