Fillon is alleged to have secured his wife Penelope generously paid, taxpayer funded ‘fake jobs’ as a parliamentary assistant for over 15 years and also to have secured similar jobs for his children.He is now being investigated by judges on a number of possible charges. Alain Juppé, who does have a criminal conviction for creating a fake job, has said he will not stand instead of Fillon.A joyous Chris Froome (Team Sky) was in a state of shock at reclaiming the yellow jersey after stage 14 of the Tour de France.Froome put 24 seconds into Astana’s Fabio Aru as the Italian relinquished his lead on a dramatic finish in Rodez, when he was unable to keep pace at the front of the group on the final, steep 500m climb. Chris Froome sensationally retakes Tour de France race lead as Matthews wins stage 14 For Froome and Sky it represents a return to the top of the general classification standings far sooner than they anticipated, having originally lost the lead in the Pyrenees on stage 12.BT wants the status quo, arguing that it is already heavily regulated and that if Sky want to lay its own cables, as BT did some years ago, it’s welcome to try doing so. While BT might be regulated, strategic decisions on Openreach will be made purely in the interest of BT as a business.
The referee is looking at the staggering fighter, ready to send him to his corner.To do that you need to run the two banks side by side.But Barclays, we are told, wants to have one encased by the other, at least until its underperforming investment bank is a little more healthy. Most of the big British banks are likely to ask for more or less temporary “transitional” waivers to get themselves in shape.Fillon then made a speech in which he showed some contrition about ‘mistakes’ but would not concede he had actually done wrong.Les Républicains then held an emergency meeting the resulted in them continuing to support his candidature.