I'm off to the Employment Tribunals today to the ongoing hearing involving North Lanarkshire Council which has been underway for several months - Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES) clients are being represented by one of the leading barristers in the UK, Daphne Romney QC. Show More Summary
Here's an interesting article on the background to events in Ukraine by the Pullitzer Prize winning author David Remnick who writes on a regular basis for The New Yorker magazine. As a former Moscow correspondent of The Washington Post...Show More Summary
Have you seen Obama’s appearance on the satirical interview show Between Two Ferns? What did you think? According to some pundits, it is ‘amazingly funny’. Obama is the ‘best Between… Continue reading The post Isn’t Obama’s Two Ferns interview just a bit crap? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
One of the most impressive things about the Employment Tribunal involving North Lanarkshire Council earlier this week is the way that Daphne Romney QC (who is of course acting for the Action 4 Equality Scotland clients) - took a great big stick to the Council's case. Show More Summary
A number of readers from North Lanarkshire have been in touch to ask if they can transfer their equal pay claims to Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES). The people I've spoken with are all really fed up with they way their trade union has been handling their claim - so they want to vote with their feet and throw their lot in with A4ES. Show More Summary
I've been critical of methadone programmes in the past, but the death of a two-year old girl who ingested this drug in her own home where she was supposed to be safe convinces me that this is a policy which has lost its way. Why would...Show More Summary
Here's how Private Eye sees the forthcoming independence referendum in Crimea and I have to say that it's hard to disagree with their cynical view on things. Crimea independence referendum latest With the Independence referendum in Crimea now just months away, fierce campaigning continued with both sides claiming they had scored a decisive victory. Show More Summary
Here's a disturbing report from The Sunday Times which reveals the kind of society that is being built by Islamic jihadists in Syria. Just a few weeks ago that plonked George Monbiot wrote a piece in The Guardian in which he lauded these...Show More Summary
Melanie Reid writing in The Times had some powerful thoughts and words to share on the assisted dying debate which is very topical as there are steps being taken in both the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments to decriminalise the act of helping someone to end their life - so long as important safeguards are in place. Show More Summary
I imagine Bob Crow would have enjoyed a quiet chuckle to himself at all the people who are lining up to sing his praises after years of bad mouthing the man while he was the leader of the RMT union. I never knew Bob Crow personally,Show More Summary
The fact a YouGov EU referendum poll, which shows In ahead only for the second time, gets more coverage abroad than in the UK, says a lot. — Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) March 11, 2014 What could have potency is “being denied a vote” We are now just ten weeks away from the Euro Elections and […]
Beware: incoming statistics. GERS is back on Wednesday morning. Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland isn't the most riveting read, but it matters a lot in the independence debate. It is the assessment of Scottish government statisticians...Show More Summary
How do you ensure that the next Labour government is not paralysed by a referendum on Europe without ruling out ever giving the public a say? That is the problem that Ed Miliband is trying to fix. So, on the one hand he attacks David...Show More Summary
Why is Ed Miliband going to rule out a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU in a speech tomorrow? The Labour leader has written in the FT that he… Continue reading The post Ed Miliband rules out EU referendum appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Tributes by opponents and supporters after death of Bob Crow, rail union boss who inflicted misery on passengers but delivered for his members Bob Crow’s death from a heart attack at the age of 52 leaves a substantial hole in the trade union movement. And in the industrial and political life of London. The news [...]
In life, Bob Crow embodied his team Millwall's famous song, "No-one likes us, we don't care". In death, those who once condemned him and who he regarded as his enemies - Tory cabinet ministers, the Mayor of London and, yes, the leader...Show More Summary
The Lib Dems regain third place from UKIP The March ICM phone poll for the Guardian is out, there’s some cheer for the Lib Dems and the Tories. The Lib Dems have regained third place from UKIP with the Gold Standard of polling. It is easy to say that UKIP are regressing prior to the European […]
Defiant, belligerent, proud. In life Bob Crow embodied his team Millwall's famous song, "No-one likes us, we don't care". In death those who once condemned him and who he regarded as his enemies - Tory cabinet ministers, the Mayor of...Show More Summary
For those who missed Dominic Cummings, recently departed Michael Gove adviser, on BBC Radio 4?s World At One, here’s the extraordinary transcript which confirms what Coffee Housers will have feared.… Continue reading The post Revealed: how Nick Clegg made up his ‘free school meals’ pledge appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The famed German antipathy to humour took a knock yesterday, when Angela Merkel made a joke about Britain at David Cameron's expense. The two leaders were in Hanover for a trade fair, when the German Chancellor giggled that Britain's commitment to countrywide high-speed broadband lagged significantly behind that of Germany's. Ho-ho! Perhaps the humour is [...]