Imagine turning up at a party where you don’t know anyone. Imagine that you
then realise everyone else is speaking Russian. You don’t speak Russian.
week saw a landmark for the incipient fracking industry in the UK, as the first
new permission to undertake hydraulic fracturing since 2011 was granted by
North Yorkshire County Council.
This week, EY
released figures that showed that the UK had its best-performing year for
attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) since 1997. Last year saw the UK
attract a record 1,065 projects which, in turn, created 42,000 jobs. This
investment means that we now hold a 20.9% share of projects within the European
market, making us Europe’s FDI leader.
The elections this year were very unremarkable. Many were
expecting a real test of Jeremy Corbyn’s credibility as Labour leader, but the
results have proved very so-so for all of the parties. After what was essentially
a stalemate, all of the parties will be able to claim at least some success.
Labour's Sadiq Khan has been declared the new Mayor of London despite a last-minute fall in his lead over rival Zac Goldsmith. Khan is now the capital's first ever Muslim mayor and the first Labour mayor since Ken Livingstone's defeat in 2008.