5 Things You Need To Know (20/11/17)

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5 Things You Need To Know (20/11/17)

Welcome to our daily update, where we summarise the key talking points from the last 24 hours.

1. Budget preview

Daniel Harrison, Senior Partner at True Potential Investor, previews the key talking points around the November 22 Autumn Budget. Watch the video.

2. Mugabe won’t quit

Robert Mugabe has refused to resign as President Of Zimbabwe, leading to his own party beginning the proceedings for his impeachment. Zanu-PF are charging Mugabe with allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power.”

The economy has also been a source of anger, and scenes of celebration have occurred this weekend as the Zimbabwean population celebrates Mugabe’s downfall.

3. Germany

Angela Merkel’s talks to form a coalition government have collapsed, leaving an uncertain situation in Germany.

Mrs Merkel has been Chancellor for twelve years, but didn’t secure enough votes for a majority in September’s general election.

A second general election could now be on the agenda.

4. British Airways

British Airways has been accused of classism, after announcing a new policy where people buying their cheapest tickets will be seated last on flights.

BA said, “We are always looking at ways to improve and simplify the airport experience for our customers… Next month we are introducing new boarding procedures to speed up the process and make it simpler for customers to understand.”

5. Manson

Charles Manson, the notorious US cult leader, has died in prison at the age of 83.

His following went on a killing spree in 1969, with Manson ultimately being convicted of murder for his role in inspiring the murders. He received the death sentence, but California outlawed capital punishment soon after.

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