Brussels will publish a draft withdrawal agreement this week, which will formalise the conclusion of phase one of the Brexit talks, ahead of a crucial meeting in which the EU will set out its position on phase two. Although no formal negotiations have taken place since sufficient progress was granted in December, discussions have been taking place to unite the 27 member states over what they want from transition and, ultimately, the future trading relationship with the UK.
The government's lawyers advising on Brexit are "out of their depth" and must be bolstered with external specialists as a matter of urgency, the chair of the influential justice select committee has said. Conservative MP Bob Neill, who also sits on the APPG for wholesale financial markets and services, said while ministers "have the will to get a settlement" he feared that a satisfactory deal for the City could not be agreed in time, based on the current legal resources.
Freshly published documents reveal staff of RBS' restructuring unit GRG were encouraged to leverage fees to a point where clients "normally cannot afford", in order to "leaverage [sic] an upside". The documents, published at the request of Treasury select committee chair Nicky Morgan, include a 16-page guide called "ways to generate income". Top of the list is the suggestion that clients, who had been put into the GRG because of financial troubles, be charged around 10 per cent of the debt owed.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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