Daily Archive: October 16, 2017

Oct
16

Auto registration momentum cooling in some key EU markets, industry group says

Oct
16

Daily briefing: Credit Suisse targeted, Iraqis seize Kirkuk, the art of interrogation

A Swiss hedge fund is poised to launch an activist campaign to break up the bank

Oct
16

Automation will affect one in five jobs across the UK, says study

Workers in shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s constituency face highest risk of being replaced by robots, says research

Workers in the constituency of shadow chancellor John McDonnell are at the highest risk of seeing their jobs automated in the looming workplace revolution that will affect at least one in five employees in all parliamentary seats, according to new research.

The thinktank Future Advocacy – which specialises in looking at the big 21st century policy changes – said at least one-fifth of jobs in all 650 constituencies were at high risk of being automated, rising to almost 40% in McDonnell’s west London seat of Hayes and Harlington.

Related: More than 70% of US fears robots taking over our lives, survey finds

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Oct
16

Former GOP Rep. David Jolly: 'We Might Be Better Off' If Democrats Win The House

Former GOP Rep. David Jolly: 'We Might Be Better Off' If Democrats Win The HouseA former Republican lawmaker says the nation might be better off if Democrats win back the House of Representatives in next year’s midterm election to help keep President Donald Trump in check.


Oct
16

The contested centenary of Britain’s ‘calamitous promise’

The British pledge to establish a ‘Jewish national home’ in Palestine is being celebrated and condemned as a divisive anniversary approaches. By Ian Black

On the evening of Thursday 2 November, at an elegant but as yet undisclosed central London location, Theresa May will sit down for a festive dinner with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and 150 other carefully selected VIP guests. They will be celebrating the historic promise, made a century ago to the day, that the British government would use its “best endeavours” to facilitate the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Security for the event will be tight and protesters will be kept well away. This is no ordinary anniversary.

That 1917 pledge – known to posterity as the Balfour declaration – had fateful consequences for the Middle East and the world. It paved the way for the birth of Israel in 1948, and for the eventual defeat and dispersal of the Palestinians – which is why its centenary next month is the subject of furious contestation. After 100 years, the two sides in the most closely studied conflict on earth are still battling over the past.

Related: How the Guardian and Observer covered the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918

Related: Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

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