Talks started last week on the Implementation Period, which we are concerned will cause a needless delay to a really strong Brexit. Despite the spirit of cooperation with which Britain has approached the Brexit negotiations, EU negotiators have continued their bullying rhetoric and threats of sanctions. In our last e-Bulletin, we reported on the draft EU negotiating guidelines which would have allowed the Commission to unilaterally cut off British access to the Single Market if EU officials deem us to have breached the rules!
Angus Dent, CEO, ArchOver As the dust begins settling on the collapse of Carillion, we move to the damage assessment phase – but question marks remain over the fate of at least 43,000 jobs. 30,000+ small businesses are thought to be owed money by the firm, and although credit insurers have confirmed that they will pay out compensation totalling £30 million, that only accounts for a small portion of the debt owed. Carillion had £1.5 billion worth of outstanding payments, a £2.6 billion pension debt and issued three profit warnings in just five months.
Elected officials who will keep their promises are in short supply.
When our so-called “Republican leaders” cut deals with the Pelosi-Schumer Democrats to pile $400 billion of new spending on top of the $20 trillion debt we’ve already got on our backs, it’s clear we need to deliver another message to the elites at the ballot box this year.
The FISA memo compiled by the House Intelligence Committee on surveillance abuses by federal law enforcement authorities was finally released to the public. The memo reveals that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein approved an application to extend surveillance of a former Trump campaign associate. The memo shows that the investigation into Russian meddling has been controversial from the start and Rosenstein has so far failed in his duty to provide oversight to ensure FBI and DOJ investigators are not abusing their power.