Brits Fear Brexit More Than Syrians Fear Another Year of War

In 2016, five years into the Syrian war — when more than a quarter of a million people had already died and more than 11 million were displaced — Harriet Lamb, CEO of peace and conflict charity International Alert, visited a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In spite of the bloodshed and upheaval, she […]

‘Perpetual confrontation’: MI6 chief lures young Brits into espionage with Russia-bashing

The head of MI6, the UK’s intelligence service, hopes to recruit a new generation of tech-savvy spies, with a passionate speech urging graduates to protect the homeland against the arch nemesis who subverts the UK way of life. “The era of the fourth industrial revolution calls for a fourth generation of espionage,” Alex Younger will say […]

We tried Marcus, the new service that lets Brits bank with Goldman Sachs for as little as £1 — here’s what we thought

Screenshot/Will Martin/Business Insider If you’re not an avid follower of British retail banking, you might not have noticed that last week Goldman Sachs quietly launched its Marcus savings account in the UK. There was little fanfare beyond the press around the UK launch of Goldman’s first foray into consumer banking, after 150 years of catering to […]

‘Racist-not-anti-Semite’: Are Brits ‘easily confused’ when judging anti-Israel comments?

A banned British teacher had his comments deemed “not anti-Semitic,” but racist after posting “Israel should be wiped off the planet” on Facebook. Some argue the anti-Semitism confusion in the UK only harms critics of Israel. Harpreet Singh, 48, was suspended in June 2017 from his role as maths head at Sandye Place Academy in […]

You won't believe how many Brits end up with the career they dreamed of as a child

Another seven in 10 believe you are never too old to let go of your childhood dreams – but around eight in ten are yet to achieve theirs. Top of the list for childhood career dreams were footballer. Despite this, three in five think it is healthy to hang onto your dream as a source […]

More Brits want second Brexit vote as EU official forecasts difficult transition for UK

Support for a second Brexit vote is growing, with a new poll indicating that nearly half of all Brits want a say on the final terms. The EU, however, seems to be growing used to the idea of the UK’s exit. For the first time, the broader public appear to have backed a second referendum, […]

EXCLUSIVE: More than one in 3 Brits are ready to stop using cash in the future

DGLimages/Shutterstock Thirty nine percent of Brits would be happy to stop using cash in the future. According to exclusive data provided to Business Insider, 17% of British adults “definitively” envision going completely cashless, while a further 22% think it is “likely” to happen at some point in the future. Londoners were the most likely to […]

Zakharova reminds Johnson of top-tier Brits at 1936 Nazi Olympics after Putin-Hitler innuendo

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has rebuked Boris Johnson’s comparison between the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany – with a list of British dignitaries that attended the 1936 event. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson earlier agreed with an MP who said that “Putin is going to use […]