The labour rigidities of the late 1960s are a thing of the past, and the hire and fire culture of the early twentieth century is if anything tilted rather too far towards the “rights” of employers rather than workers
“I’ve never broken the law,” David Cameron claimed at Prime Minister’s Questions. Not “I’ve never broken the law in this regard…”
Lonely hearts beware: He may have told you he was a soldier and run off with your money, but he’s nothing to do with us…
It is a timeless story familiar to romantics everywhere. You hook up with a brave military man serving his country overseas, you make plans for a future together, he starts asking you for money, clears out your bank account and you never hear from him again. Mills & Boon it ain’t.
Defence chiefs have been forced [...]
His name has been hanging around on the fringes of the child abuse row for several weeks, but Sir Cyril Smith has finally become the latest public figure to be hauled into the story, after police were urged to reveal details of investigations into allegations that the former Liberal MP mistreated boys at a hostel [...]
Hard to believe for those emboldened Tory Eurosceptics calling for a more robust approach to the European Union, but David Cameron is standing up to the EU in some parts of the world.
The Prime Minister is fighting a secret battle against EU attempts to take more of the UK’s national powers back to Brussels, internal [...]
Nick Clegg’s demise may have been exaggerated. Many have predicted he will lose his Sheffield Hallam seat at the next election, prompting speculation that he would bail out early and head for Brussels.
I don’t go in for the Olympic cynicicsm. Frankly I think it will be brilliant. But there seems to be a streak in the organisers determined to wind people up – no Pepsi t-shirts, high beer prices, bans on small businesses having Games-themed promotions (my favourite was the Devon hog roast dubbed the Olympig).
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