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'Holy hell to pay' if Trump fires attorney general

'Holy hell to pay' if Trump fires attorney general

World
Senators have issued stern warnings to Donald Trump not to fire his attorney general or the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the US election.Republican Lindsey Graham said Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Special Counsel Robert Mueller should keep their positions."If Jeff Sessions is fired there will be holy hell to pay," Mr Graham said.He added: "Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency - unless Mueller did something wrong."Right now I have no reason to believe that Mueller is compromised"."Some of the suggestions the President is making go way beyond what's acceptable in a rule of law nation," said Mr Graham.Image:Jeff Sessions has said he will not resign despite the President's criticismThe senator is one of three pr...
UK workers 'frustrated by flatlining pay', says key economist

UK workers 'frustrated by flatlining pay', says key economist

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePeople in the UK feel "frustrated and squeezed" because their pay has flatlined for a decade, the Bank of England's chief economist has said.Andy Haldane told BBC Newsnight that businesses had not invested enough to give the productivity improvements necessary to push up pay.Low pay had contributed to low interest rates, which will remain relatively low for "a pretty long time", he added.Earlier he told BBC Wales the Bank needed to look at raising rates."We've gone through, for most people, a pretty extraordinary, almost unprecedented period of real take home pay having flatlined for the better part of a decade, and that is well beyond anyone's historical experience."And understandably people are feeling frustrated and squeezed by that squeeze on...