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Hundreds of foreign doctors mull leaving UK over 'crippling' fees | Society | The Guardian
High cost of visas and other charges is worsening NHS staffing crisis, warn medics
[...] One NHS doctor from India is among those considering going abroad. “Despite the NHS needing additional doctors these policies send the message that doctors on visas are second-class employees, unwanted and completely disposable,” they said. [...] Medics from outside the EU27 want visa charges , which can amount to thousands a year for them and their families, to be cut or scrapped altogether, along with the immigration health surcharge (IHS), which was recently doubled to £400 for every member of an overseas doctor’s family.
NHS  staff  crisis  recruitment  Visa  Home  Office  Austerity  immigration  Hostile  Environment  Brexit  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  Theresa  May 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Biggest Brexit donor urges May to guarantee rights of EU nationals | Politics | The Guardian
Senior Leave backers express concern over approach to immigration and say students should be free to come to UK [...] “People who are doing great jobs in this country are feeling insecure and I think it would be really good for those people to have the comfort that we are not going to boot them out in 18 months’ time,” he told the Observer. “I just think we should make the gesture, full stop. I don’t think there should be a quid pro quo, I just think we should make the gesture. They would look pretty churlish if they didn’t [reciprocate by guaranteeing the status of UK nationals in the EU].”

His intervention comes after a week in which Brussels officials expressed concern over reaching a deal on the status of EU nationals in the UK. Brussels is insisting that they are allowed to keep all their rights, including access to healthcare and the right to bring a spouse to the UK.
Brexit  immigration  EEA  Student  Visa  Theresa  May  UKIP  GE2017  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers | Society | The Guardian
Her comments come as the hospitality sector this week became the first major UK industry to set out a plan to reduce its dependence on EU workers. Without future EU migration, the British Hospitality Association said, hotels, restaurants and others faced a recruitment crisis, with upwards of 60,000 workers per year needed in addition to the ongoing recruitment of 200,000 workers to replace churn.
Brexit  EEA  immigration  working  poor  low  wage  minimum  work  Visa  UK 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Record number of EU citizens quit working in NHS last year | Politics | The Guardian
[ on paper, 2nd class citizen ] The figures, compiled by NHS Digital, prompted medical leaders to call for more reassurances to European workers about their future in the UK. A total of 17,197 EU staff, including nurses and doctors, left their posts in 2016, compared with 13,321 in 2015 and 11,222 for 11 months in 2014.

Even though EU staff numbers rose across the period analysed, experts fear the number of people leaving is the more significant trend.
NHS  EEA  Brexit  immigration  adult  social  care  bedblocking  bed  blocking  STP  Austerity  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  HR  discrimination  Visa  FoM  Freedom  of  Movement  European  Union  demographic  bubble  chronic  sick  population  ageing 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Home Office tells Jamaican man to talk to family online after removal | UK news | The Guardian
Case workers at the Unity Centre, a Glasgow-based migrants’ rights group, have highlighted a number of cases of people who have lived in the UK for their entire adult lives who will be forced to leave behind British spouses and children to return to a country many have not seen since they were children.

Sophia, also Jamaican, who has been in Yarl’s Wood since October, is being deported on the same flight after a conviction for shoplifting 10 years ago that led to her losing her indefinite leave to remain. According to a fundraising page set up to help her fight the deportation, she has been in the UK for more than 25 years and has three British children, the youngest of which is 13 and has sickle cell anaemia. She was told she could stay in touch with her children via Skype, the page says.
Brexit  Home  Office  Theresa  May  UK  immigration  Visa  residency  right  to  remain  nasty  party  Conservative  Tories 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Charities referring rough sleepers to immigration enforcement teams | Society | The Guardian
Leading homelessness charities whose remit is to protect vulnerable rough sleepers have been passing information about some of them to the Home Office, leading to their removal from the UK.

A report from Corporate Watch, The Round Up, reveals concerns about homelessness charities’ links to immigration enforcement and comes at a time of increasing disquiet about the involvement of landlords, schools and the NHS with immigration enforcement. Civil liberties campaigners have accused the government of having a toxic “border on every street” policy.
Brexit  immigration  Visa  homeless  homelessness  EEA  Home  Office  Theresa  May  NHS  School  Landlord  UK  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
EU students told health insurance 'just a technicality', after German woman threatened with removal | UK news | The Guardian
Now, in a significant development the Home Office says this will not be acted upon.

“EU citizens will not be removed from the UK or refused entry solely because they do not have comprehensive sickness insurance,” said a spokesman.
The categorical assurance is a departure from previous Home Office statements. It will assuage growing fears among students and other categories of EU nationals including stay-at-home parents that they were at risk of removal for not complying with a hitherto little-known requirement to have “comprehensive sickness insurance” (CSI) to qualify for residency in the UK. [...] There is no known case of the Home Office enforcing the CSI rule even though there are more than 120,000 EU students in the UK.
Brexit  EEA  immigration  Visa  Student  CSI 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Trump signs new travel ban directive - BBC News
Donald Trump has, at last, unveiled his new immigration order, and it looks like government lawyers - and not just White House political operatives like Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller - have had their input.
Gone are the most controversial measures of the old order, such as preference for Christian refugees and the suspension of existing visas and green cards.
The details of the action's implementation are outlined with greater clarity this time, with more than a week before the new rules kick in.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  refugee  asylum  war  Middle  East  Syria  Iraq  Afghanistan  ISIS  MuslimBan  immigration  Visa 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Philippe Legrain: Why immigration boosts GDP per capita - BBC News
migrants increase diversity of skills and ideas (background, edu, culture, history) thus more specialties, then collab, then innovation (likeminded people don't solve creatively hardest problems most prominent example - nobel prize winners and their teams), // George Osborne knew the benefit of immigration to Economy! some of his forecasts/expecations relied on immigration. // And helps fund pensions! Duh! //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39122835 - austerity + east european low skill labour = created environment of contend
UK  immigration  Brexit  innovation  Entrepreneurship  NHS  EEA  economy  GDP  productivity  ageing  population  skill  skills  demographic  bubble  Visa 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Britain is one of worst places in western Europe for asylum seekers | UK news | The Guardian
Britain is one of the worst destinations for people seeking asylum in western Europe, according to a Guardian analysis of policies, data and reports of the conditions faced by the record recent influx of new arrivals.

At the start of a year-long project with three other newspapers on Europe’s refugee crisis, the Guardian has analysed the experience of refugees and asylum seekers in the European Union’s big five nations – the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy – and found the conditions in Britain do not compare well.
Only Italy, on the frontline of hundreds of thousands of people crossing the Mediterranean, fares worse. &! https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/01/how-britain-hard-stance-refugees-reshaping-european-policy
UK  Home  Office  Theresa  May  Amber  Rudd  immigration  Visa  refugee  asylum  detention  centre  nasty  party  Conservative  Brexit  history  migration  massmigration  war  food  security  national  Europe  Germany  Syria  Iraq  Afghanistan  neoconservatism  neoconservatives 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Theresa May faces likely defeat in Lords over rights of EU citizens | Politics | The Guardian
The Conservative government is likely to be defeated in the House of Lords over the issue of securing the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, despite a last minute plea from the home secretary, Amber Rudd.

Peers are lining up to support a Labour party amendment – which now has the formal backing of a Conservative, a Liberal Democrat and a crossbencher – calling on ministers to bring forward proposals to protect Europeans resident in Britain within three months of article 50 being triggered.
Brexit  House  of  Lords  immigration  EEA  Visa 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Scottish woman and French husband quit UK over Brexit | World news | The Guardian
A Scottish woman and her French scientist husband have decided to quit the UK because of Brexit after his application for permanent residency was rejected by the Home Office, despite him working in the country for more than 20 years.

Emma Pollet said the family had not taken the decision lightly, but were not confident their rights would be protected after Britain left the EU. [...] The permanent residency card was designed for non-EU citizens coming to the UK to live and is not required by law for any EU citizen living in the country.

However, in the absence of any guarantees from the government, many EU citizens have seen it as a route to establish their legal right to remain in the country post-Brexit.
Brexit  EEA  Theresa  May  Home  Office  Amber  Rudd  UK  immigration  Visa 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Deported woman's family say Amber Rudd lacks compassion | UK news | The Guardian
Joanna Cherry QC MP said: “This case is another example of the inability of the Home Office to take account of special or compassionate circumstances when required and the human cost of the inflexibility of the UK’s immigration rules. This approach suggests relentless prioritising of the net migration target against a sensible and humane approach to individual cases.

“Following the recent outcome of the MM Case in the supreme court, concerning the particularly harsh spouse visa rules, this action in relation to Mrs Clennell further places the Home Office’s respect for family life under question.” Joanna Cherry QC MP said: “This case is another example of the inability of the Home Office to take account of special or compassionate circumstances when required and the human cost of the inflexibility of the UK’s immigration rules. This approach suggests relentless prioritising of the net migration target against a sensible and humane approach to individual cases.

“Following the recent outcome of the MM Case in the supreme court, concerning the particularly harsh spouse visa rules, this action in relation to Mrs Clennell further places the Home Office’s respect for family life under question.”
UK  Brexit  EEA  Visa  immigration  Home  Office  Amber  Rudd  Theresa  May  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Number of EU care workers in UK surges | Society | The Guardian
The number of non-British EU nationals working in the UK’s crisis-stricken social care system has shot up by more than 40% in three years, according to official figures – prompting fears that Brexit will lead to a catastrophic staffing crisis across the sector.
NHS  elderly  care  adult  social  EEA  Brexit  immigration  VISA  Tories  Austerity  Nurse  Bursaries  nasty  Party  Conservative  Jeremy  Hunt  Council  Simon  Stevens  STP  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  Triple  Lock  Pension  chronic  sick 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Hi-tech financial firms flee UK amid doubts over Brexit | Politics | The Guardian
Leading ‘fintech’ player says ‘the exodus is beginning’ as members of £6bn industry start seeking other bases in Europe
Brexit  London  Start-Up  VISA  immigration  regulation  regulators 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
The Brexit ministers who just realised reducing immigration is a problem for them
Immigration restrictions "will take years" to be phased in, he added. Davis is only the latest minister in the Brexit government to realise that immigration might be down to more than some pesky EU bureaucrats. Here's when the penny dropped for the others:  [...] So it turns out we might need agriculture and construction workers, plus students, medics and even bankers after all. It's a good thing the government already has a Brexit plan sorted out...
Brexit  immigration  EEA  VISA  UK  Austerity  demographic  bubble  ageing  population 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Thousands of doctors trained in Europe 'may quit UK after Brexit' | Politics | The Guardian
The BMA’s findings are based on a survey it undertook of 1,193 EEA doctors working in the UK. When asked if they were thinking about leaving the UK following last year’s referendum vote, 500 (42%) said yes, 309 (26%) said no, 278 (23%) were unsure, while the other 106 did not answer. [...] “While thousands of overseas and EU doctors work across the UK to provide the best possible care for patients, many from the EU are left feeling unwelcome and uncertain about whether they and their families will have the right to live and work in the UK after Brexit,” said Porter. European doctors feel significantly less appreciated by the UK government now than before the referendum. Their average rating on that score has fallen from seven out of ten before the vote to leave the EU to less than four out of ten now. & less committed to stay.
Brexit  NHS  immigration  EEA  immigrants  Visa  staff  shortage  locum  Austerity  STP  health  care  demand  sick  population  hate  speech  crime  Xenophobia  Racism  prejudice  Stigma  bigotry  language 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Deportation row is ‘killing us’, says the sister of Glasgow's 'new Scot' sound engineer (From The National)
//&! Award-winning actor Tyler Collins caught up in citizenship tangle - There is no guarantee he will get the new visa, and even if he does it will mean the last nine years will not count towards a citizenship application. To be eligible, applicants for citizenship have to be in the country for a full ten years. http://www.thenational.scot/news/15071900.Award_winning_actor_Tyler_Collins_caught_up_in_citizenship_tangle/?ref=mrb&lp=24
Home  Office  immigration  Visa  Asylum  UK  EEA  Brexit  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Senior MPs accused of damaging UK with divisive rhetoric | Politics | The Guardian
Senior government ministers including Amber Rudd and Jeremy Hunt are damaging the UK’s standing in the world with their divisive rhetoric, the chair of the Commons Brexit committee, Hilary Benn, has said. [...] Indicating that such language could influence negotiations with the EU, Benn said making pronouncements about what the government would achieve from its discussions would harden attitudes towards the UK among European politicians and officials. [...] “When I reflect upon a certain week in Birmingham in the autumn, where people of a particular political party gathered and made speeches, I thought that was a disastrous week for Britain’s reputation in the world. Absolutely disastrous.
Brexit  Ken  Clarke  anti-immigrant  Tories  UKIP  EDL  Conservative  Party  nasty  immigration  EEA  European  Union  Theresa  May  NHS  Jeremy  Hunt  Amber  Rudd  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  White  Supremacy  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  hate  speech  crime  human  rights  refugee  Religion  ISIS  migration  VISA 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Inquiry launched into UK gender laws amid fears over Brexit effect | World news | The Guardian
[ one particular NHS already breaking EU overtime work directive ] Areas of equality law to be examined include measures to guarantee equal pay, protection for part-time workers and during pregnancy, and combating so-called intersectional discrimination, where someone faces potential disadvantage for not just their gender but another area, for example race or religion. [...] While the government had promised to protect equality and the rights of workers following departure from the EU, Smethers said, the concern was that some protections could be lost almost inadvertently amid wider changes. [...] “The real worry we’ve got is that those kind of assurances are actually quite superficial, and they are probably a second order commitment compared to the need to secure a competitive economy, and how we compete if we’re outside the trading bloc,” Smethers said. &! Sports Direct, JD Sports - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/29/140-jd-sports-staff-hospital-warehouse-rochdale
Brexit  EEA  immigration  Visa  discrimination  inequality  Equality  Act  2010  self-regulation  deregulation  Regulation  regulators  workers  union  trade  UK  USA  deal  NHS  LGBT  rights  Legal  Aid  minimum  wage  gig  economy  Self-Employment  tax  evasion  avoidance  HMRC  neoliberalism  neoliberal  crony  Exploitation  capitalism  corporatism  profit  maximisation  zero  hours  contract  contractor  part-time 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Jim Sciutto on Twitter: "WH advisors Bannon and Miller overruled the Dept of Homeland Security's judgment the travel ban should not apply to Green Card holders https://t.co/rK8zAgeCug"
WH advisors Bannon and Miller overruled the Dept of Homeland Security's judgment the travel ban should not apply to Green Card holders // http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/28/politics/donald-trump-travel-ban/index.html - Trump's unilateral moves, which have drawn the ire of human rights groups and prompted protests at US airports, reflect the President's desire to quickly make good on his campaign promises. But they also encapsulate the pitfalls of an administration largely operated by officials with scant federal experience.
Steve  Bannon  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  MuslimBan  ACLU  immigration  Visa  GreenCard  trade  deal  UK  Brexit  refugee  War  on  Terror  far-right  right-wing  Extremism  Rechtsruck  Rechtsextremismus  hate  speech  crime  Islam  Muslim 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Brexit: Australia eyes relaxed UK immigration under trade deal - BBC News
[ For trade deal, more relaxed immigration and Visa for Australians ... LOL LOL LOL ] The UK has been told it will have to relax its immigration rules for Australians if it wants a free trade deal with Canberra.
Alexander Downer, Australia's high commissioner to the UK, said the country would want better access for business people working in the UK before reaching a post-Brexit deal.
He said it might be possible to strike a deal within eight months of Brexit.
Brexit  immigration  trade  deal  Australia  Visa  Theresa  May 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Work permits at heart of UK’s Brexit immigration control plan
Pro-Brexit politicians want an end to free movement and the introduction of a work permit system, with the government having the power to decide how many EU citizens would be allowed into Britain each year to take up a job offer. They also want restrictions on welfare payments. Crucially, Amber Rudd, home secretary and a former Remain supporter, is thought to back the work permit plan while Mrs May’s allies say she is also minded to endorse the idea. [...]

This, he added, would also avoid the situation whereby the government tried to second-guess the market with sector-by-sector allocations of work permits, causing inevitable labour shortages. Mr Hague believes immigration would fall because EU workers would no longer qualify for most benefits. [...]

“Given that Theresa May has effectively ruled out a points-based system, the government is clearly working towards a work permit scheme for highly skilled migrants. But what worries me is whether that is going to be flexible enough to suit the needs of the market,” Ms Roche said.
Brexit  EEA  immigration  Visa  work  permit 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Meet the teachers, charity workers, NHS staff and scientists Theresa May wants to kick out of Britain | Home News | News | The Independent
In April, new immigration laws will see tens of thousands of skilled workers deported from the UK [...] The Government has responded to a petition urging it to scrap a new £35,000 pay threshold on non-EU workers, calling it a “modest” contribution to cut net migration to Britain. Yet the Government’s own analysis estimates the measure will cost up to £575 million to the taxpayer in the first year alone, and it has sparked a public outcry from the tens of thousands of people set to be affected. [...] employers have had since April 2011 to prepare. //&! From stop35k.org/#!blank/c1enr - "Tier 2 General Skilled Workers who do not make £35,000 salary or who have been in the UK for 6 years, will need to leave or be deported. The Home Office estimates this will cost taxpayers between £181million and £575million" [...] Other proposed legislation is to prevent people from EEA to work here if they do not earn 30k/y or more.
immigration  migration  UK  tax  credit  housing  benefit  Theresa  May  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  UKIP  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  Manifesto  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  constituency  babyboomers  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  NHS  austerity  neoliberalism  neoliberal  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  free  market  double  standard  policy  folly  policy  error  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  general  election  2010  Schengen  Agreement  European  Union  EEA  work  visa  Home  Office  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: At what point is the convenience of technology outweighed by the constant stress?
Yesterday, I wrote about new proposals to allow the government to trawl the social media accounts of visa applicants before allowing or denying entry to the US.  Specifically, I wrote about my relief, as a visa-carrying foreign worker, at having deleted my social media accounts last year. For all the myriad reasons the government might declare me unworthy of living here -- particularly under President Trump -- at least an old dumb tweet won’t be one of them. [...] Connected technology was supposed to make our lives easier. And of course it has, in countless ways. But what it doesn’t seem to have done is made our lives less stressful...
USA  Visa  application  Social  Media  Big  Data  bulk  collection  FISAAA  FISA  Court  Patriot  Act  Nationalism  War  on  Terror  NSA  GCHQ  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  self-censorship  Orwellian  State  surveillance  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  UK  barackobama  presidency  David  Cameron  Theresa  May  Snoopers  Charter  immigration  migration  Smartphone  Meta  Data  encryption  democracy  free  speech  freedom  of  speech  freedom  of  expression  ISIS  Silicon  Valley 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley | TechCrunch
Our immigration system hinders entrepreneurship, innovation and productivity. Success in the tech industry, where whole new job categories are created overnight, requires deep familiarity with trends, products and technologies. Learning opportunities abound — if you’re willing to transition to new roles, educate yourself, work on different products or switch companies altogether. Building your own startup, or even joining one, can be the best career move; it offers remarkable potential for growth by wearing multiple hats in an expanding organization. The labor market benefits from this flexibility not just with an improved and adaptable workforce, but also one that creates jobs. The immigration process impedes all these possibilities. [...] [ reset process when switching companies ] [...] And that’s not even the worst part. If you get laid off, you must leave the country. Immediately. [...] Try telling your VC you spent $25,000 of their $1 million funding on immigration fees
USA  immigration  Europe  Germany  UK  skill-biased  technological  change  skills  gap  capital  skills  workforce  migration  ecosystem  Silicon  Valley  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  London  Scene  Green  Card  job  security  insecurity  American  Dream  entrepreneur  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  skill  job  creation  borderless  globalization  globalisation  flat  world  global  economy  digital  economy  marginal  cost  economics  of  abundance  Future  of  Work  Remote  Work  liberal  economic  reform  policy  error  short-term  view  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  Rechtsruck  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  STEM  R&D  Research  Industrial  Revolution  2.0  policy  labour  market  labour  economics  added  value  value  creation  multiplier  education  policy  vocational  education  professional  education  long-term  view  HR  human  resources  hiring  recruiting  recruitment  war  for  talent  H1B  startupvisa  visa  H-1B 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Einreise in USA: So sollten Sie sich am Flughafen verhalten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Schneider ist nicht die Einzige, die draußen bleiben musste. Mehr als 700 Deutsche sind wie sie im Jahr 2013 an der Grenze zur USA abgewiesen worden - also Hunderte, aber für die US-Botschaft in Berlin "eine unbedeutende Anzahl", wie ihr Pressesprecher mitteilte. Immerhin seien 2,7 Millionen Bundesbürger in dem Jahr in die USA gereist. [...] Wenn die Grenzbeamten erst einmal einen Verdacht hätten, "sind sie schwer umzustimmen", sagt Rechtsanwalt Thomas Schwab von der Kanzlei Winheller in Frankfurt. Er unterstützt seit Jahren Mandanten bei der Beantragung für USA-Visa. [...] Bei den abgewiesenen Reisenden vermuteten die Beamten oft Terrorgefahr oder die Absicht, ohne entsprechendes Visum zu arbeiten oder einzuwandern. // https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=0uvLVc-IHa-A7QbMxrf4DA#q=site:firstlook.org+%2B+no+fly+list // &! GOVERNMENT MAY NOW TELL YOU WHY YOU'RE ON "NO FLY" LIST, BUT NOT ALWAYS - bit.ly/1FO9VKO // &! bit.ly/1hyWauO - illegal immigration in USA. / undocumented / alien
no  fly  list  USA  NSA  Five  Eyes  surveillance  state  Orwellian  War  on  Terror  National  Security  FBI  Pentagon  VISA  travel  advice  immigrants  immigration 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Access To Startup Skills Threatened By U.K. Visa Review | TechCrunch
[ unable to move fast, execute fast ] Startups of course rely on filling vacancies by bringing skills from abroad — given it may be the only way to obtain relevant expertise when you’re working in such nascent areas. [...] According to the MAC’s call for evidence, the proposed changes being considered by the government include some potentially radical measures — such as: significantly raising the salary threshold; restricting which job roles are eligible; and removing the right for dependents of visa holders to be able to work in the U.K. [ salaries threshold, NHS already cried out loud foul as many foreign nurses would have to leave it threshold would be set at about 34-35 minumum earnings. ] [...] “The majority don’t… and several of the respondents said it’s already too complicated and expensive for us to go through that process,” he notes. [...] “populist politics” could pose a threat the U.K.’s digital economy [... quality of life in London less than in other US cities ...]
skill-biased  technological  change  UK  London  Start-up  Scene  ecosystem  skills  gap  job  market  labour  market  Supply  and  Demand  Demand  and  Supply  borderless  flat  world  HR  human  resources  hiring  lesson  advice  scaling  work  visa  immigration  productivity  output  gap  STEM  industrial  policy  David  Cameron  Tories  Conservative  Party  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  UKIP  sentiment  populism  propaganda  education  policy  European  Union  talent  pool  Europe  Scene  war  for  talent  Makers  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  competitive  competitiveness  competitive  advantage  competition  execution  digital  economy 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Boycotting FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup Sponsors - YouTube
rootless, tax evaders/avoiders(criminal scale), corporatism, wall street, capitalism and greed/money has no self-limiter // they are not stakeholders ... // only the consumer has a real voice // --- http://www.sponsorship.com/Sponsorship-Consulting/2014-FIFA-World-Cup-Brazil-Sponsorship-Insights.aspx &! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup_marketing // Russia 2018; adidas, coca-cola, gazprom, hundai & kia motors, VISA, Budwiser, mcdonalds, // http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/11364195/Fifa-loses-three-key-sponsors-as-Castrol-Continental-and-Johnson-and-Johnson-sever-ties-with-world-governing-body.html // &! Russia to Use Prison Labor For 2018 World Cup - youtu.be/vcx04zTDbac
FIFA  VISA  Coca-Cola  corporate  governance  crony  capitalism  bribery  corruption  UEFA  corporate  culture  corporate  values  ethics  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  consumerist  consumerism  zombie  consumer  Qatar  2022  Sepp  Blatter 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Sure Stripe has more cash, but does it have a path to exit? | PandoDaily
The problem with raising capital at nosebleed valuations is that the number of scenarios under which a positive outcome is possible becomes greatly diminished. By raising at $3.5 billion, Stripe, [... and Investors ...] — are betting that the company can exit at or above $7 billion. That’s a steep price and largely eliminates acquisition as an option. The list of potential acquirers is likely limited to Facebook, Google, Apple, eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba in the tech sector. On the financial side, there are the large banks and credit card companies. But it’s hard to see anyone ponying up $7 billion to acquire Stripe, which has yet to prove that it has a sustainable business or attractive margins. [...] Not every round requires a doubling valuation, and in this case, it may turn out that everyone involved would be better if more modesty was applied. [...] [ Merger of Square & Stripe as worst case scenario? ] [ & IPOs to forget - Box, Groupon, Zynga, HortonWorks ... ]
Venture  Capital  Stripe  Apple  Pay  PayPal  Google  Wallet  Bitcoin  Amazon  Alibaba  Rakuten  Silicon  Valley  growth  round  exitstrategy  exit  strategy  IPO  M&A  business  model  margin  AliPay  Braintree  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  Platform  network  effect  economies  of  scale  scaling  scale  Venmo  valuation  ycombinator  Unicorn  Square  Wall  Street  mobile  payments  online  payments  creditcard  Visa  Mastercard  payments  micropayments  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce: We are nowhere with immigration and the clock is ticking | PandoDaily
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking and the competition in the entrepreneurial space is fierce. ... + SF and surroundings housing issues. price on talent. + Broadband oligopoly, + revolving door's in Washington, + health care & co, sick pay, holidays, child care, education (non-private), ... << lots of stuff that isn't big on employee benefits, ... >>> if it gets too cold in winter we can go to spain in december (just rent out a whole hotel). --- Europe - free place to travel and work. And other non-EU talent you can get a permit for; http://www.workpermit.com/germany/requirements_for_work_permit.htm - http://www.bund.de/EN/Working-In-Germany/Work-Permit/Work-Permit_node.html - http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/StaatenlisteVisumpflicht_node.html
Silicon  Valley  Palo  Alto  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  Europe  Start-Up  Scene  London  economies  of  agglomeration  Los  Angeles  Start-Up  Scene  New  York  Start-Up  Scene  immigration  Germany  Visa  USA 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
USA-Visum: Antragsverfahren schneller und einfacher - SPIEGEL ONLINE
For German's - Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) >> https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ >> https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/WebHelp/ESTA_Screen-Level_Online_Help_1.htm#WP3 >> for travel, no work allowed, no seeking employment under ESTA, ... may receive money ie for photo shootings I guess. Valid for 2 years.
travel  advice  USA  Visa  Visum  Esta  travel 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
Michio Kaku Drops Knowledge Bombs - YouTube
competing in a global economy, in a knowledge based economy, which creates future employment, ...
knowledge  science  education  H1B  visa 
january 2012 by asterisk2a
Rache fr WikiLeaks: Dauerfeuer aus Ionenkanonen - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Netzwelt
Auch das ist eine Reaktion auf die Maßnahmen gegen WikiLeaks: Die Behörden bekämpfen hier offensichtlich Windmühlen. So wie die Anonymous-Protestierer.
wikileaks  ddos  visa  Mastercard  paypal  2010  4chan 
december 2010 by asterisk2a
Hackers Defend WikiLeaks, Testing Online Speech - NYTimes.com
Clay Shirky, who studies the Internet and teaches at New York University, said that although the Web is the new public sphere, it is actually “a corporate sphere that tolerates public speech.”
Marcia Hofmann, a lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said, “Any Internet user who cares about free speech or has a controversial or unpopular message should be concerned about the fact that intermediaries might not let them express it.”
She added, “Your free speech rights are only as strong as the weakest intermediary.”
wikileaks  freespeech  2010  internet  facebook  twitter  Visa  Mastercard  PayPal 
december 2010 by asterisk2a

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