Category Archives: #Olympics2012

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Employers face the prospect of battling discrimination claims years after an employee has left their company following a landmark Supreme Court ruling 24 October

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  More than 170 women who worked in low-paying jobs for Birmingham City Council and claim they were paid less than their male colleagues won the right to have their discrimination case heard in the courts. The ruling means that … Continue reading

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Shame on Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell Row over Police plebs comments (Part2)

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The row over Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell’s outburst at police officers in Downing Street has been “hijacked”, Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond says. Mr Mitchell met Police Federation representatives on Friday to discuss a claim – which he denies – that … Continue reading

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson “One Nation Speech”

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  Recently I had some opportunity to compare the latest speeches on “One Nation” and found it to be very intriguing indeed whilst there is no denying that it was originally a tory mantra it’s not surprising that Young Ed … Continue reading

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Shame on Tory Chancellor dilute employees’ rights

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  George Osborne revived controversial plans to dilute employees’ rights by announcing that workers will be offered shares in their companies in return for giving up their legal rights at work. From April next year, companies will be able to … Continue reading

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The much Talked About Young Ed’s One Nation Speech

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  Great speeches do not election victories make. If they did, Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock – whose oratory far outclassed that of their opponent – would have easily defeated Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. Nonetheless, the annual address to … Continue reading

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Political Party Conferences

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It is that time again, the moment in the political calendar when the denizens of Westminster emerge from their garrets and eyries, their bars and boltholes, and decamp for the airless auditoriums and sterile hotels of Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester. … Continue reading

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Labour Party vs Chinese Communities

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  “Nothing exists except astoms and empty space everything else is opinion” Democritus Over the past week I had the opportunity to watch and listen to the Democrat Convention but most of all to see Obama selected as the nomination … Continue reading