Taylor Mackin


Trump To Sign Off On Backpay For Federal Workers

On Wednesday 16 January President Trump signed the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, which requires the government to compensate employees for “wages lost, work performed, or leave used” during the U.S. government shutdown, ongoing since 22 December 2018. The bill in question was passed with bipartisan support on the […]


Guatemala To Withdraw From UN Anti-Corruption Body

On January 7th the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Sandra Jovel, announced the nation’s withdrawal from the UN supported anti-corruption commission and gave the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) staff 24 hours to leave the country.  In August of 2018, Morales announced that the mandate of the anti-corruption body would not be […]


Next Parliament Hurdle Following May’s Brexit Draft

For Brexiteers, Wednesday the 14th was a day of both celebration and concern, as ministers such as Esther McVey and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab began dropping like flies after May’s cabinet vote. Following a five-hour meeting, it was announced that Theresa May’s cabinet was to officially back the latest Brexit draft, […]