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Hot Off The Wires - 4th May 2021


  • America is divided over President Biden’s $4.1tn spending plans; an ABC News/Ipsos poll suggested that 52% of voters supported big spending backed by tax rises, but 47% did not want higher taxes.

  • OneWeb, the taxpayer-backed satellite network, is being lined up to underpin a British navigation system intended to rival GPS and reduce dependence on America and the EU.

  • Boris Johnson has appointed Neil O’Brien, a former senior Treasury aide, to be his chief adviser on ‘levelling up.’

  • The Glazers have no plans to sell Manchester United, with the owners long-term vision being to grow the club’s value from its current £3.05bn to $10bn.

  • Hospitality bosses have lost their legal battle to force the UK government to bring forward the reopening date for pubs and restaurants indoors.



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