Mr Connor added: 'He went on to warn me that 'no-one here likes you'. It was harassing. He wanted me to know that no-one would support me and he could ensure that was the case. I kept my head down and got on with my work. My performance remained good at all times. It was very stressful.' … [Read more...] about Chef sues House of Commons for £300k over ‘racist’ cartoon depicting him boiling in a vat of hot oil
The monthly trade deficit was the worst reading since September 2016, and was labelled by City analysts as “pretty poor” given that exporters should have benefited from the lower level of the pound since the Brexit vote and rebounding global economic growth. The increase in the trade deficit came amid an increase in imports from non-EU countries at a faster rate than exports. … [Read more...] about UK trade deficit grows as oil price rise pushes up cost of fuel imports
The trade body also argued that post-Brexit freedom of movement should not be curtailed in a way that would put the industry at a “competitive disadvantage” with other countries. About 10% of the UK oil and gas sector is from outside the country, slightly above the national average. … [Read more...] about Hard Brexit would cost us £500m a year, says oil and gas industry
Canada’s federal government will cover financial losses a pipeline builder might suffer if British Columbia’s provincial government continues to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion said Bill Morneau, the country’s finance minister, on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Canada says it will cover losses in bid to finish Trans Mountain oil pipeline
The North Sea Link interconnector is expected to mostly be used for exporting hydro power from Norway to the UK when complete in 2020, after Brexit, but will also export surplus wind power from Britain in the other direction. “The moral of the story is there is enough economic interest on both sides that it will easily withstand the fact that the UK now leaves the EU,” Lont said. … [Read more...] about Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power?