Unless you have been hiding under a massive rock for the last week or so, you will be well aware Donald Trump has been elected President of America.
Every. Single. Day. He seems to be hitting the headlines for one reason or another. This weekend has seen Trump calling for a boycott of the sold out play “Hamilton” after the cast delivered a serious message to Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Pence was booed by the audience as he walked in, then after the show all the cast made their way to the stage to deliver an open letter to Pence.
Although Pence has commented it has not offended him and “this is what freedom sounds like”, bizarrely Trump is demanding an apology from the cast and ridiculing their ability to ‘learn their lines’.
You can listen to the speech by clicking here.
At this side of the pond, French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been knocked out the contest for a centre-right presidential candidate and signalled his withdrawal from politics.
Admitting defeat, Mr Sarkozy endorsed Francois Fillon, a moderate who finished first in Sunday’s first round, according to near-complete results.
Alain Juppe, who like Mr Fillon is an ex-prime minister, finished second.
They will face each other in a run-off next Sunday. The winner will compete in next year’s presidential election.
The winner of the Republican primary is likely to make the presidential run-off, where he or she will probably face far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
In construction news this week…
Crane hirer Hewden’s is fighting for survival after talks to find a new backer are understood to have stalled. The firm is seeking to refinance £190m of borrowings, which are due to expire in the coming months.
Buckingham Palace to get £369m M&E refit. Government funding has been agreed for a £369m overhaul of Buckingham Palace.
Mace set for £54m Twickenham East Stand revamp. Mace is in the front row to extend Twickenham rugby stadium’s east stand as part of a plan to improve the match day experience for supporters.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
Fire Warden – 25th Nov
Health & Safety Awareness (CITB) – 29th Nov (ask us about completing your CSCS test on the same day)!
SSSTS (CITB Supervisors) – 1st & 2nd Nov
CCNSG (ECITB) – 5th & 6th Dec
If you would like any further information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.