James Dyson: the Brexit cheerleader now caught up in ‘Tory sleaze’ | James Dyson

He was a bete noire for remainers even before being accused of hypocrisy for relocating his business from Wiltshire to Singapore. Now Sir James Dyson, one of Britain’s biggest industrialists and Brexit cheerleaders, has been dragged into what the Labour party is calling “new Tory sleaze” after texts between him Continue Reading

Hot tip to tackle the Covid blues | Brief letters | Life and style- Tempemail

May I add to the catalogue of errors cited by your correspondents (Letters, 29 January), namely the failure of the government to close the UK borders until 12 months too late, despite having won a referendum which was, in large part, all about closing borders?Roy Boffy Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands Continue Reading

Police investigate racist abuse of mayor over removal of Brexit flags | Cornwall- Tempemail

Police are investigating racist abuse aimed at the mayor of a Cornish town after she said union flags that had appeared on the seafront to celebrate Brexit had to be taken down. Nicole Broadhurst, the mayor of Penzance, received abuse on social media when she said the 18 flags had Continue Reading

Obsolete software from 1990s features in Brexit deal text | Politics

The EU-UK Brexit deal refers to defunct decades-old computer software such as Netscape Communicator as “modern”, raising suspicions that some of the text may have been copied and pasted in. Online commenters gleefully shared the observation that page 921 of the painfully birthed trade agreement refers to Netscape Communicator – Continue Reading

The Guardian view on a Brexit industrial strategy: theatre but no policy | Editorial | Opinion

The collision of political rhetoric and commercial reality in Cambridge’s “Silicon Fen” threatens to expose the government’s industrial strategy for what it is: draping a union jack over the wilder edges of global capitalism. Earlier this summer, Boris Johnson sought new powers to block outsiders from picking up British firms, Continue Reading

Reporting on panic is not the same as panicked reporting – the media has an important role in the coronavirus pandemic- Tempemail

These are unprecedented times. Until recently, the threat of Covid-19 felt reassuringly distant. Now, it wakes me up each morning, when my radio alarm goes off. As I scroll through endless posts on social media, it has seeped into my afternoons, and taken hold of my evenings. The media will Continue Reading

UK government launches initiative to Brexit-proof ad industry- Tempemail

Britain’s advertising industry is to benefit from a new export initiative designed to propel homegrown firms onto the world stage in new post-Brexittrade policy. Funded by the Department for International Trade the initiative will see the countries advertising and marketing trade bodies unite under the UK Advertising Export Group banner Continue Reading

The Guardian cements European ties with ‘Hope has no borders’ reader campaign- Tempemail

The Guardian will aim to cement its relationship with European readers with ‘Hope has no Borders’, a multi-tiered marketing drive launched today with a takeover of departure screens at the Eurostar terminal in London St Pancras. Conceived in partnership with in-house creative agency Oliver the campaign dovetails with a renewed Continue Reading

No.10’s response to its Brexit ad blitz impact shows it’s too easy to fall back on reach- Tempemail

There’s something close to optimism in the ad land air as the “uncertainty” of 2019 is replaced, at least for now, with a measure of certainty. We’re leaving the EU for better or ill and some delayed plans are back on the front burner. With that in mind, analysts are Continue Reading