EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council says it did investigate Branson over spaceport deal – but won’t say what it found

Posted By on 14th August 2018

14th August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed that it DID carry out a due diligence inquiry into Richard Branson before signing a Memorandum of Understanding about a…


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  1. I’d rather our money didn’t go into either the stadium or the spaceport. I would prefer it if we supported SMEs in creative and sustainable activities and improved the quality of core services especially for the vulnerable. Will the money generated from and spaceport really stay local or will it disappear into the coffers of big corporations and tax evaders.

  2. Branson is a serious player in this whole business of developing civilian access to space. He’ll only drop out if he can’t make the technologies work. It thus makes sense for Cornwall to link up – cautiously – with him. I would far rather have our money going into a careful collaboration with him than for the Stadium.

  3. Do our elected Cornwall Councillors have any say in what is going on within the Cornwall Council offices? It is only recently that the Council officers were given authority by the Councillors to deal with transactions up to £1 million without reference back to the Councillors so how come a proposed deal of £10 million re the hanger that has been going on for a longer period of time is not being discuss by the Councillors? I understand that there is no contract in place but only a Memorandum of Understanding so I will expect that decisions regarding any contracts for the aforementioned project to be discussed and voted upon by the elected Councillors before Cornwall Council commits to this project in accordance with the Cornwall Council legislation..

  4. Seriously, if he wants us to stump up millions for his harebrained schemes he has no right to expect information to be withheld from us. Who the hell do he think he is!!
    PS – the photo with the naked woman is a bit gratuitous

  5. OH DEAR, ANOTHER COVER UP BY C.C. AND WAY OF SPENDING TAX PAYERS MONEY. ITS SURE TIME FOR THE LEADER CCLR PAYNTER AND CHEIF EXCUTIVE TO RESIGN, NOT, IMMEDIATELY.

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