“Desperately difficult situation financially”

Business quote of the day.

“Desperately difficult situation financially”
The lawyer of William Rollason, chief executive Farepak’s parent company during its collapse just before Christmas 2006 that left almost 120,000 customers out of pocket by a total of about £37m, on why his client could not afford a fine of £50,000 from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Despite owning property abroad worth more than £600,000.
Rollason admitted recklessness and misconduct and was given a severe reprimand, a £15,000 fine and asked to pay £50,000 in costs by an independent tribunal yesterday.

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The section on climate change has already disappeared from the White House website

As soon as Trump was president, the page on climate change started showing an error message.

Melting sea ice, sad photographs of polar bears, scientists' warnings on the Guardian homepage. . . these days, it's hard to avoid the question of climate change. This mole's anxiety levels are rising faster than the sea (and that, unfortunately, is saying something).

But there is one place you can go for a bit of respite: the White House website.

Now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, we can all scroll through the online home of the highest office in the land without any niggling worries about that troublesome old man-made existential threat. That's because the minute that Trump finished his inauguration speech, the White House website's page about climate change went offline.

Here's what the page looked like on January 1st:

And here's what it looks like now that Donald Trump is president:

The perfect summary of Trump's attitude to global warming.

Now, the only references to climate on the website is Trump's promise to repeal "burdensome regulations on our energy industry", such as, er. . . the Climate Action Plan.

This mole tries to avoid dramatics, but really: are we all doomed?

I'm a mole, innit.