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British Prime Minister defies calls to resign



Boris Johnson is pushing ahead, vowing to stay on as Prime Minister and continue leading his nation

There has been a landslide of calls for the PM to quit, after several top ministers announced their resignations, unsatisfied with how Johnson is sailing the ship.

There have been more than 40 resignations from within the government, with many lawmakers from within his own Conservative Party publicly staging an open revolt.

Sir Bernard Jenkin, who is the Chair of the Liaison Committee and Conservative MP says he told Johnson he “can go with some dignity” or be “forced out like Donald Trump, clinging to power and pretending he’s won the election when he’s lost”.

Treasury Minister, Helen Whately will also leave her post in the government.

“There are only so many times you can apologies and move on.”

Treasury Minister Helen Whately

It comes as Johnson hit back and fired Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove from Cabinet, amid reports the minister was among a number of individuals pushing the leader to resign.

The British leader is refusing to say whether he will stay in the top job even if he loses a confidence vote from within his own party.

Speaking in parliament, former Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he is “deeply concerned about how the next generation will see the Conservative Party”.

Fellow Conservative MP David Davis believes Johnson’s pipeline of problems is “paralysing the nation”.

British media have also had a field day reporting on the resignations after reports emerged some Cabinet Ministers visited Downing Street to encourage Johnson to make a dignified exit.

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer says enough is enough, and believes those quitting now haven’t “got a shred of integrity”.

“The dying act of his political career is to parrot that nonsense,” Starmer says.

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How to make your money work for you over the next decade



With high interest rates, persistent inflation, and a tight labor market—the next decade is expected to be very different from the last 10 years.

Companies and households around the world are still trying to get back to pre-pandemic economic outputs and lifestyles.

So, how can people successfully invest and better manage their personal finances?

James Faris, an Investing Reporter with Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #InAmericaToday #featured #money #finance #economy #investing

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Parents buying houses for their adult children



Rise in parents purchasing homes for adult children sparks concerns

A growing trend of parents buying houses for their adult children is causing a stir, raising questions about the potential downsides of such arrangements. While the gesture may seem benevolent, experts warn of the pitfalls associated with this practice.

Financial advisors express concerns about the impact on both generations’ financial independence. By providing ready-made homes, parents might inadvertently hinder their children’s ability to learn crucial financial lessons, such as budgeting, mortgage management, and property ownership responsibilities.

The trend also sparks debates on the long-term implications for the housing market. Critics argue that such parental interventions can distort property prices and exacerbate existing affordability challenges, particularly for younger individuals aspiring to enter the property market independently.

There’s a call for a broader societal discussion on the balance between parental support and fostering financial autonomy. While the intention is often rooted in care, the unintended consequences of sheltering adult children from financial realities are prompting a reassessment of this well-meaning practice.

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Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology



Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.

The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.

The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.

In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.

Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.

The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.

It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.

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