Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mehdi’s Morning Memo: Stopping The Press

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 30 October 2013… 1) STOPPING THE PRESS Newspaper and magazine publishers will today ask the High Court for permission to mount a legal challenge over a decision to reject their proposals … Continue reading

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Newspapers in legal bid to stop press regulation charter

30 October 2013 Last updated at 09:54 Share this pageEmailPrint 378 ShareFacebookTwitter Newspapers in legal bid to stop press regulation charter The press wants a judicial review of a Privy Council decision to reject its proposed charter Continue reading the … Continue reading

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Supreme court to make final ruling on Poundland case

Shiv Malik theguardian.com, Wednesday 30 October 2013 05.27 GMT Jump to comments (437) Cait Reilly outside Poundland. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian The UK supreme court will hand down judgment on Wednesday morning in what is expected to be … Continue reading

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Jobseeker’s Allowance – Supreme Court Rules Against Secretary of State

The appeal concerns welfare for jobseekers, specifically the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme) Regulations 2011 (“2011 Regulations”) and the Jobseekers Act 1995 (“1995 Act”). On ground (i) lawfulness of the 2011 Regulations, the Supreme Court dismisses the Secretary … Continue reading

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1940 Soviet massacre outside reach of European Convention, rules Strasbourg

UK Human Rights Blog Janowiec and Others v Russia (Applications nos. 55508/07 and 29520/09) – read judgmentThe European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that it had no competence to examine complaints relating to the adequacy of Russia’s criminal … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment rife in workplace, study finds Tom Newcombe

Nearly two thirds of women have had a male colleague behave “inappropriately” towards them, research by law firm Slater Gordon has found. A UK study of more than 1,000 women found they are being subjected to sexist attitudes at work … Continue reading

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Health secretary in crackdown on top NHS salaries

Hunt warns against ‘BBC-style culture of excessive pay’ Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has signalled that he is to clamp down on top-level salaries in the NHS. He warned that the health service risked losing public support if it adopted a … Continue reading

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Wind farms, birds, and that pesky thing called the rule of law

UK Human Rights Blog Sustainable Shetland, Re Judicial Review, 24 September 2013, Lady Clark of Calton  read judgment The current storms brought down a turbine in Teignmouth: see here for good pics of this and other mayhem. And the rule of law … Continue reading

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RMT slams train operators for exploiting severe weather

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said.”Due to the stupid way that privatisation works it suits the train operators down to the ground not to run services and to lay the blame at the door of Network Rail. That way their … Continue reading

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Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson And Rebekah Brooks In Court

The newspaper editor, top journalists and the ex-Number 10 spin doctor at the heart of the storm around alleged phone hacking which engulfed Fleet Street will appear at the Old Bailey on Monday, to face a trial likely to last … Continue reading

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