Monthly Archives: September 2013

over 50,000 demonstrated at Tory conference

Tens of thousands besiege Tory conference in defence of NHS    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-da2c-Tens-of-thousands-besiege-Tory-conference-in-defence-of-NHS#.Uki5UNK-pIw Conservatives get a taste of people power   http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b048-Conservatives-get-a-taste-of-people-power#.Uki7rtK-pIw Save Our NHS demo – a fantastic day with over 50 thousand people marching through Manchester, to deliver a clear message to … Continue reading

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Maternity Leave and Surrogacy Arrangements

Thanks to Lucy Boyle of 12 King’s Bench Walk Chambers for preparing this case summary Is an intended mother in a surrogacy arrangement entitled to maternity leave? Yes, according to the opinion of Advocate-General Kokott in Case C‑167/12 – CD … Continue reading

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Mehdi’s Morning Memo: Osborne Targets Jobless

1)PICK UP LITTER OR LOSE BENEFITS George Osborne has defended plans to make the long-term jobless “work for the dole”, insisting that it is a “very compassionate” approach to people who have been abandoned by previous governments. Under tough new … Continue reading

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What Does the Bedroom Tax Announcement Tell Us About Ed Miliband?

Originally posted on Dermot Rathbone's Blog:
March 2012 saw the passing of the Welfare Reform Act, a bitterly divisive piece of legislation which was designed to set citizen against citizen in a race to the bottom regarding who was…

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“Das Boot” (1973) by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

Originally posted on Dermot Rathbone's Blog:
It is November 1941, just before the tide of the war turned in favour of the Allies due to failure of Operation Barbarossa to deliver the killer blow to the Soviet Union, and…

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Curate’s egg conference, but the real one’s in six months’ time

The political commentariat is confused about Miliband’s speech, not to mention the conference itself. Opinions seem to range from triumph to disaster, although the “disaster” ones seem to be mostly of the Daily Mail’s “red menace in our society” variety. … Continue reading

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Tory ECHR Withdrawal, Prisoner Cold Turkey & Niqabs Again – The Human Rights Roundup

UK Human Rights Blog Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular airport departure board of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can  find previous roundups here. Post by Sarina Kidd, edited … Continue reading

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