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In a post-Brexit world, who will win and lose from each new trade agreement?

UK traders or financial service providers may benefit, but how do we redistribute profits from the winners to individuals and communities who lose their jobs and local industries?

In a post-Brexit world, who will win and lose from each new trade agreement?
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We need new trade agreements and trading blocs with every other country to replace the one we had in place as EU members in a post-Brexit world. A stream of government announcements regarding new agreements about this occured, but who is scrutinising them?


Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) provide advantages to producers in low wage, low tax, low-cost economies - tending to cost production jobs in the UK. UK traders or financial service providers may benefit, but how do we redistribute profits from the winners to individuals and communities who lose their jobs and local industries?

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For someone like me who is considered "others," the road ahead for 2021 could be rocky.

Hazy proposals for 'retraining' and redeveloping post-industrial sites as fulfillment and distribution centres won't do it. Maybe if the affluent knew they were going to have to share their profits and not just write off those with less economic backing as collateral damage, they would've probably been able to make more sustainable decisions in the first place.

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Peta and Staffies: Why the call to eradicate the breed has to end

Peta has called for Staffordshire Bull Terriers to be sterilised, claiming it's the best thing for the breed. But shouldn't the focus be on irresponsible owners, not the dogs?

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Once again Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) - a charity that claims to protect animals, is pushing for Staffordshire Bull Terriers - a loyal, loving family dog, to be eradicated.

In 2018, during a government consultation of the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, the charity called for Staffies to be added to it claiming, at the time, that it was, 'best for the dog.' If they had been, it would have made it illegal to own the breed in the UK.

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The challenges of summertime parenting - from brain freeze to sandy cars

The best time of year to be a parent, just don't forget sunscreen

I love the sun more now than I ever did because parenting gets a bit easier in nice weather. But of course, the lighter nights and sunshine bring their own challenges too.

My four-year-old says the only thing he doesn't like about summer is brain freeze, which indicates how many ice lollies are consumed in this house. I made my own last summer from sugar-free cordial and may have to do the same again this year because they requested ice lollies for breakfast and haven't stopped asking.

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