Corker tepid in support of fellow Republican in Senate race in Tennessee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bob Corker was notably lukewarm on Sunday in his endorsement of the fellow Republican running for his seat in Tennessee in November, saying he was supporting her but would not campaign against her Democratic opponent.

Trump aide urges Congress to pare back bipartisan spending deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress needs to consider rolling back the spending deal that U.S. Republicans brokered with Democrats last month, because lawmakers voted to enact the $1.3 trillion legislation without reading it, an aide to President Donald Trump said on Sunday.

Bank of England ‘dangerously ill-equipped’ for next recession, says IPPR

Thinktank warns of a ‘car crash’ as low interest rates mean further cuts to stimulate demand would not be an option

The Bank of England is “dangerously ill-equipped” to avert the next recession and remains mired fighting the last downturn, according to a report calling for the introduction of radical new policy tools.

According to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the odds of a recession once every 10 to 15 years mean Threadneedle Street needs additional firepower for when the economy next begins to falter.

Related: Bank of England gives mixed signals on rate rise, Trump slams Opec on oil prices – as it happened

We are heading for a car crash if nothing is changed

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In bumpy road to confirmation, Pompeo faces committee vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Monday on President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who could be the first nominee for the position not to win support from the panel.

Romney fails to win GOP nomination for senate, heads to primary in November

(Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party’s nomination, which means he must face 11 challengers in a June primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Shakespeare’s sceptr’d isle has always been a part of Europe | William Keegan

The inspiration the bard drew from the continent emphasises, whatever Brexiters might say, the inseparability of our history

We know that the Brexiters want to recapture a lost Britain; and few Britons can rival William Shakespeare in the patriotism stakes.

It intrigued me, therefore, to hear the following from a Shakespearean scholar who recently delivered a Bardic talk in – where else? – Stratford-upon-Avon. Stratford-upon-Avon is as near to Middle England as any Brexiter could wish.

There is much talk of ‘globalisation’, but the key economic development of the British economy has been Europeanisation

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Romney fails to win GOP nomination for senate, heads to primary in Nov

(Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party’s nomination, which means he must face 11 challengers in a June primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.

U.S. Treasury chief may visit China as trade tensions simmer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he may travel to China, a move that could ease tensions between the world’s two largest economies, as international policymakers acknowledged Beijing needs to change its trade practices.