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U.K. to hold long-awaited election on July 4 | CBC News

U.K. to hold long-awaited election on July 4 | CBC News

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the U.K., as his divided and demoralized Conservative Party looks likely to lose power after 14 years. “Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future,” Sunak said in an announcement that took many people who expected...

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Furlough didn’t save millions of jobs. Its true costs are only now becoming clear

Furlough didn’t save millions of jobs. Its true costs are only now becoming clear

The latest Rishi Sunak advert paints him as quite the hero. “14 million jobs saved” it declares, in Hollywood poster style. And underneath: “Furlough announced, four years ago today.” SuperSunak is shown in three action-man guises: at his desk, in trademark hoodie. Then walking, with a look of urgent purpose. Finally, wearing a face mask,...