Monthly Archives: August 2013

Syria – how did your elected representative do?

Waking up to the news of the UK House of Commons having defeated the government in its attempt to get parliamentary sanctions for military action in Syria, I was wondering how my representative did in this. Did she speak? Did … Continue reading

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The Courage of Antoinette Tuff

If you haven’t heard about Antoinette Tuff this maybe because her heroic actions didn’t make it very high up in the headlines in the UK. Most papers covered the story but not very prominently. What’s the story? I first read … Continue reading

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Zero Hours – Zero Moral Standards – Take 2

I have had quite a lot of response to the zero hours post. A number of additional questions have been raised by people regarding the impact of these contracts and I thought it would be useful to aid debate if … Continue reading

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Zero Hours – Zero Moral Standards

Zero hours contracts have been in the news lately. The term ‘zero hours contact’ doesn’t sound good, does it? But what’s it all about? What is a ‘zero hours contract’ In a note for Members of Parliament (dated 4 July … Continue reading

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Immigration – does the government have it all wrong?

Two different stories have been in the headlines recently. I haven’t seen them connected anywhere. So I thought I would draw some lines between them and see what they have to do with each other. Immigration Cases Backlog hits half … Continue reading

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