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'Poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year - expert comment

MPs have demanded an end to the UK's "poisonous air" in an unprecedented report from four Commons committees. Dr Theo Damoulas, says that accurate data will help decision makers introduce the correct policies.

Thu 15 March 2018, 14:40 | Tags: Politics, Computer Science, Health, Expert comment, Current Affairs, workers

The US imposes new sanctions on North Korea - Expert Comment

The US has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea after accusing it of using nerve agent VX to kill Kim-Jong-nam, the half brother of Kim Jong-un. The move comes just a day after Pyongyang announced it would hold a leaders’ summit with South Korea and would consider giving up its nuclear weapons. Dr Catherine Jones comments

Wed 07 March 2018, 12:44 | Tags: America, Current Affairs, diplomacy, trade, Korea

Expert Comment - Donald Trump's top economic adviser resigns

US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump's team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Mr Trump's plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. Dr Markus Wagner Associate Professor of Law comments.

Expert comment - what does it mean for trade if the UK remains in a customs union with the EU?

"the EU currently benefits from an extensive network of free trade agreements with third countries from which the UK will continue to benefit if it retains access to the Customs Union." Dr Andreas Kokkinis, School of Law, unpacks what Jeremy Corbyn's new policy commiting Labour to seeking a customs union with the EU after Brexit might mean for UK trade.

Centrica announces a 17 per cent fall in profits - expert comment by Professor David Elmes

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has reported a 17 per cent fall in profits and may cut 4,000 jobs in response, suggesting that Government plans for an energy price cap was one of the main reasons for the restructure. Professor David Elmes, Head of the Global Energy Research Network at Warwick Business School and a former Vice President for Schlumberger and Capgemini, comments.

Thu 22 February 2018, 13:50 | Tags: WBS, Expert comment, Current Affairs, Faculty of Social Science, energy

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