The statement of his former business partner says: “I was finally made aware in October  that in truth, Banks had been dealing with Russians who contemplated investing in the mines…. I was informed by Banks that he had travelled to Russia and discussed with them the diamond opportunities as well as gold mining opportunities in Russia. He further indicated that he would be meeting with the Russians again during November .”
He also claims in the documents that Banks raised money from investors for the mines, but instead put the funds into the Brexit campaign and other interests.
the Tory leader also said "no technology solution to address these issues has been designed yet or implemented anywhere in the world".
Cobblers, the only issue with any technical solution on the Irish border is the ‘impossibility’ of introducing a system that monitors traffic, while turning a blind eye to the massive cross border fraud that makes many people, especiallly politicians north and south of the border, very rich.
Thank you kindly. I don't claim sympathy, that was how my job panned out. My point was that effectively Britgov would rather pay out billions for idiotic nonsensical claims that deal with prevention. It's not that we couldn't have bigger forces available to LE it's that it's more important to import carers and they have to be cared for.
Also, I dealt with a request from the German Bundeskriminalampt (BKA) earlier today too. it seems that with the exception of the European Commission, the rest of the EU would much rather keep us close.