Well, they have a lot of money to launder for Putin so they might as well crack on with it
This was before the current situation. It was when the US air force was blowing up buildings in Iraq and there was hardly a window left in the place. A Syrian schoolteacher opened a factory making windows on the road between Damascus and Baghdad, pretty soon he'd expanded into making the glass, extruding the aluminium frames and painting them. There was a long line of wagons queued up to take the finished windows into Iraq. Everytime there was a US air raid the orders poured in!
I subsequently wrote to Everest Double Glazing recommending this sales technique as opposed to stopping people coming out of garden centres and asking if they had a conservatory but I had no reply. And that is what is wrong with British manufacturing these days.
If you let me stay I promise to be a (slightly)less argumentative bastard from now on.
Something similar yesterday, a mum in her forties guiding (I hope) her son in his twenties, delivering leaflets. Neither could work out how to open the door and were basically lurking so I asked what they were doing. "I'm just helping my son with his leaflets, it's his job". He did not appear to be in any way less able though that does not meany much tbh, odd that his mum went round his route with him in a very quiet part of the town, hardly needle central.
"I started eating a lot of baked beans. It doesn't stop the virus but helps with the social distancing."
Probably because many of our own clients tend to treat us like a bank and don’t pay bills for ages until we insist.
The late payment of invoices in this country really is a national scandal and needs to be addressed seriously.
Best payers I had were the Syrians, send them the invoice on the Monday and they paid on the Friday.
I don't know about Syria, but I agree with your first point. We work with one business that operates on 90 day terms. When close to the 90 day window they'll come up with some spurious claim about the invoice and try to reset the 90 day clock. The have 14 buildings (numbered 1 -14) and twice we've had an invoice kicked back because we'd addressed it to the wrong building number. Essentially their finance team had moved office (within the same campus) and we were supposed to know this.
Syrian and other Arab companies should be paying their invoices and bills as soon as possible for religious reasons! You shouldn't be carrying unnecessary debt in Islamic cultures. My BiL who is an Afghani bought his son a flat for his medical study - paid outright after saving crazily. Alas our niece is not much younger than him so they've had to take a mortgage for her flat. He'll pay it back as fast as he can.
So Sturgeon did lie and broke the ministerial code. I imagine she'll be resigning shortly?
Ooo, look. There goes a flying pig.
I expect that whatever the judicial report says, she'll deny everything (as she has done already this morning about the MSP report), say it's all a conspiracy against her (no doubt saying the hated English Tories are at the centre of it) and whether she wins the vote of no confidence or not will depend on if the Greens support her. She'll have to be carried kicking and screaming from power if she has to go.
I wasn't limiting it to the Scottish Parliament If UK politicians/voters/media are holding her to a set of standards then they should be applied consistently no matter who the person in the wrong is. I really just don't feel like that will happen but am happy if I'm proved wrong in the future.
Can we start today by defrocking Jeffrey Archer please and move on through Blunkett and have a look at all the other people who may have been promoted to the House of Lords despite some wrongdoing?