Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool strike force will have last-16 rivals worried

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool strike force will have last-16 rivals worried

Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool’s formidable attacking quartet will strike fear throughout the Champions League after his team swept into the last 16 with a 7-0 destruction of Spartak Moscow. Philippe Coutinho, with the first hat-trick of his Anfield career, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah scored as Liverpool struck seven without reply for the second time in the group campaign. Victory ensured Klopp’s side advanced into the knockout phase as group winners and means the Premier League has five clubs in the last 16 of the competition for the…

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Globalisation: time to look at historic mistakes to plot the future

Globalisation: time to look at historic mistakes to plot the future

Fifteen years ago, I published Globalisation and Its Discontents, a book that sought to explain why there was so much dissatisfaction with globalisation within the developing countries. Quite simply, many believed that the system was rigged against them, and global trade agreements were singled out for being particularly unfair. Now discontent with globalisation has fuelled a wave of populism in the US and other advanced economies, led by politicians who claim that the system is unfair to their countries. In the US, President Donald Trump insists that America’s trade negotiators…

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Philip Hammond causes storm with remarks about disabled workers

Philip Hammond causes storm with remarks about disabled workers

Disability charity Scope called on Philip Hammond to withdraw his “totally unacceptable and derogatory comments” after he said Britain’s sluggish productivity could partly be blamed on more disabled people in the workforce . In Wednesday’s treasury select committee, the chancellor was asked about low economic productivity levels, which he had reported during the autumn Budget last month. At first, he responded saying that high levels of unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, “will be felt for many many years to come”. He then added: “It is almost certainly the case that by…

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UK has 48 hours to agree potential deal or Brexit talks cannot progress

UK has 48 hours to agree potential deal or Brexit talks cannot progress

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has told member states that the British government has just 48 hours to agree a text on a potential deal or it will be told that negotiations will not move on to the next stage. Barnier informed EU ambassadors that Downing Street had told him a potential solution was being worked out that could possibly satisfy both Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist party and the Republic of Ireland, but that it had yet to be signed off by any of those involved. Another meeting…

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