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In her ‘Inside the City’ column for the Sunday Times, Sabah Meddings described FTSE 100 pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca as “riding high” for the last year, as a series of its drugs won approval from medicine regulators around the world.
Sunday newspaper round-up: Honours list address leak, Labour leadership, Boris broadband, Amazon, Deliveroo, BP
The Cabinet Office was accused of endangering lives last night after it accidentally published the home addresses of more than 1,000 politicians, military officials, celebrities and MI5 officers who received new year honours. The security breach was described as “a complete disaster” by a former leader of the Conservative Party. The failure was condemned by the former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, as a “very serious breach of personal security”.
Friday newspaper round-up: Treasury spending rules, US-China trade war, Boxing Day sales, Balfour Beatty, Emirates
The Treasury is planning to rip up decades-old public spending rules in an effort to boost economic wellbeing in the north and the Midlands. Under proposals being drawn up before the spring budget, ministers will reassess how officials calculate the value for money of government investments in transport infrastructure, business development and initiatives such as free ports. - The Times.
When Florence Widdicombe opened a box of Tesco charity Christmas cards to send them to her friends, the six-year-old schoolgirl from Tooting, south London, was startled to find that one of them had already been used. The card, featuring a kitten in a Santa hat, contained a despairing message from a Chinese gulag. “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison China,” the message read in capital letters. “Forced to work against our will. Please help us and notify human rights organisation.
Sunday newspaper round-up: Election, Tory Cabinet, Labour crisis, Ted Baker, M&C Saatchi, British Steel
Boris Johnson has drawn up plans to run a “revolutionary” government that will see ministers sacked, Whitehall departments abolished and civil servants replaced by external experts in a bid to “reshape” the economy. Up to a third of the cabinet face the sack in a February reshuffle after Brexit so that fresh faces can be brought in to create a “transformative” government focused on the needs of working-class voters who propelled him to a landslide victory last week.
Boris Johnson launched a final offensive on Brexit and immigration last night as polls suggested he should secure a comfortable working majority on Thursday. The prime minister used an interview with The Sunday Times to set out his immigration plans, which will prevent low-skilled migrants from settling permanently in the UK. - The Sunday Times.
Mark Carney has been appointed as UN special envoy for climate action and finance as he prepares to step down as governor of the Bank of England in January.