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Flood prevention being ignored

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Simple actions to help protect homes from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say. The Commons environment committee said it was disappointed that ministers weren’t addressing what it called the UK’s fragmented, inefficient and ineffective flood management. The government rejected the criticism, saying it had accepted many previous suggestions [...]

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Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil The Foreign Relations Senate Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia. It split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour and all [...]

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Brexit: Supreme Court to announce judgement

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Supreme Court Image caption The 11 Supreme Court justices (pictured with Lord Toulson – top row, far left – who is now retired) all presided over the government’s appeal The Supreme Court will rule later whether Parliament or ministers have the power to begin the Brexit process. The landmark judgement, to be announced [...]

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