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Jeffrey Hill
EM Normandie, Le Havre, France
Interests: Cycling, watching movies, listening to podcasts, blogging
Recent Activity
If you've seen the headlines, you know Apple had a pretty good weekend. The company reportedly sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models in the first three days they were on sale. Which broke its previous... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The English Blog
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Tesco has been plunged deeper into crisis after it was forced to suspend four senior executives and call in investigators following the discovery that its profits had been artificially inflated by £250m. More than £2bn was wiped off the value... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND Scotland has voted No to independence, prompting a huge sigh of relief to echo through the corridors of Westminster. It means David Cameron has not gone down as the prime minister who lost the United Kingdom. But the political... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The English Blog
Thirty thousand people turned out for a climate change rally in Melbourne, Australia. It's part of a global day of protests ahead of the United Nations' summit in New York Tuesday. The protests are part of a movement called People's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Blog
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A cross-party consensus on devolving further powers to Holyrood has been rocked by a row between the three main UK party leaders. Less than a week after signing a pledge committing themselves to more powers to Scotland, Prime Minister David... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND The head of the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, has said "the devolution genie is out of the bottle" following the Scottish referendum. David Sparks said any new powers that Scotland receives "must be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Blog
Scotland's pro-independence campaign lost Thursday's referendum, but England’s northern neighbor gained something else that might prove almost as liberating — it's called devo max. Devo max, or maximum devolution of powers, is how Britain refers to giving a country within... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Blog
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Labour would significantly boost the national minimum wage to more than £8 an hour during the next parliament, giving many of Britain's lowest paid workers an increase of about £60 a week, Ed Miliband has announced. The plan, revealed in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND Alex Salmond declared he will stand down as Scotland's first minister and the leader of the Scottish National party after failing to secure a majority for independence, as the country's vote to remain in the United Kingdom foreshadowed months... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
Il est de retour! Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who retired from politics after losing his reelection bid, announced Friday he's making a comeback. In a lengthy Facebook post, Sarkozy announced he will offer France "a new political choice" and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
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Scotland's decisive rejection of independence has sparked a frenetic constitutional bidding war between David Cameron and Ed Miliband over the future shape of the United Kingdom. As it became clear that 55% of Scottish voters had said no to independence,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
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This cartoon by Matt from the Daily Telegraph suggests that yesterday's Scottish referendum is dominating the news to such an extent that even if one of the Edinburgh Zoo pandas had quadruplets (i.e., four cubs), no-one would notice. COMMENTARY The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
After months of heated public debate, Scotland has voted to remain a part of the U.K. Polls leading up to the referendum showed the vote was too close to call, but ultimately Scottish voters heeded the warnings of U.K. leaders,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
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Better Together leader Alistair Darling today said he was 'humbled' by the level of support for the United Kingdom, as the people of Scotland overwhelmingly rejected Alex Salmond's lifelong push for independence. Mr Darling hailed an 'extraordinary night' in which... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
This Daily Telegraph video examines what a 'yes' vote in the independence referendum on 18 September would mean for the country Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
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CARTOON This cartoon by KAL from The Economist shows a Scottish piper leading a column of YES Scotland campaign supporters along the road to independence. However, just around the bend the road becomes a lot more difficult with all sorts... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND More than 4 million voters in Scotland are going to the ballot box today to decide the fate of the nation forever in an independence referendum. With polls indicating the result is on a knife-edge, more than 97 per... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
Will they stay or will they go? Scottish voters head to the polls Thursday to weigh in on a referendum that, if passed, could break up the United Kingdom. There's been a lot of discussion over the past year on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Blog
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A new poll released the evening before the Scottish independence referendum put the lead for the no campaign at two percentage points, after four other polls in the past 24 hours indicated that the pro-union side would win more comfortably,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND The leaders of the yes and no campaigns are making their final pitches in the Scottish referendum campaign ahead of Thursday's historic vote, with first minister Alex Salmond saying that Scotland would be the "envy of the world" if... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Blog
More Europeans will soon have access to the world's largest subscription streaming video service. That's right, Netflix is expanding again. "Moving on up. This is like next level crazy." Netflix has already moved into Canada, South America, the U.K. and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The English Blog
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The dark side of the campaign for Scottish independence can be laid bare today. In a string of sinister incidents, separatists have used bullying and intimidation to cow their rivals. Pro-union voters have endured stone-throwing, been called traitors and faced... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The English Blog
Yes, that's a good explanation. Thanks José.
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BACKGROUND The Queen has broken her silence about the potential break-up of the United Kingdom by warning Scots to think “very carefully about the future” before casting their votes in the independence referendum. With only four days to go to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The English Blog
Samsung is yet again trying to take a bite out of Apple's sales through a series of attack ads, launched right around the new iPhone and Apple Watch announcement event. Ads parodying Apple's genius bar are Samsung's latest fare, which... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The English Blog