PE is very informative.... I posted this on another topic: 'Frank Fields, as chairman of the Parliamentary Pensions select committee has a query for Carillion. They hold several separate pension funds, the legacy of takeovers and the deficits of several of them add up to £811Million but one has a small surplus of £6million. The one with the surplus is the fund that pays the director's pensions. Frank wants to know why.......' A good and pertinent question.
I scent an air of panic in T May's voice, she is getting very shrill. I suspect this is because despite them saying they can negotiate round it like the first round, the deadlines set by the EU, particularly on Ireland, are forcing her into a corner and the Hard Brexit gang are waiting to pounce.
for one possible reason. The EU lays out the possible sanctions that could be used against a member breaking the internal customs rules. Nothing surprising about them, they are just what we would be considering if positions were reversed but Davies describes them as examples of negotiating in bad faith. We keep seeking clarity and when we get it we start crying foul!
Richard.... Where are you? We need your cool calm voice.....
Later.... Some local politics for a change. There's a very good letter in the BET complaining about the fact that the Tory candidate in the May Council elections is claiming he was the instigator of the recent successful campaign against the building of anther large development at Greenberfield. The writer says he is lying and had nothing to do with the inception or propagation of the challenge.
In another section of the paper Mr Stephenson is making much of a visit by Albatross Grayling, the Transport minister and the promise to have a feasibility study done reporting this year. To hear Mr Stephenson talk you would think he inspired the campaign, not so. True he has always supported it but this man has a reputation for jumping on bandwagons and this is no exception. I'd be more impressed if he made more mention of the history of the campaign and the work done by what has proved to be a very effective pressure group, SELRAP.
Meanwhile, we all know who is beavering away and representing us efficiently. You'll have to work out who that is for yourselves. Clue, he has been known to vacuum the Town Square!