Conservatives plan to diminish European courts authority

Conservatives plan to diminish European courts authority Move to prevent European court of human rights overruling UK legal decisions will be in Tory manifesto, says justice secretary.
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Heathrow squatters ruling ‘could change housing law’

Landlord is subject to Human Rights Act on right to a home, says judgment that if upheld has implications for rental sectorSquatters occupying land on the site of Heathrow’s proposed third runway have been given a stay of eviction in a judgment that housing specialists say could “radically change the face of the residential private […]
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If you thought Labour’s plans to spy on us were bad… | Henry Porter

Theresa May wants to monitor every personal communication we make. It’s a step too far in a democratic societyIn my time, I have shared a platform with Theresa May at a Liberty event and Nick Clegg at the Lib Dem conference and on both occasions I remember being heartened by their criticism of the authoritarian […]
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Employers tackle Facebook abuse

A tribunal has upheld a company’s decision to sack an employee for gross misconduct after he posted offensive comments about a co-worker on FacebookWorkers be warned: taking to your Facebook page or another social networking site to make derogatory comments about a colleague is not a wise move. Comments that would be construed as bullying […]
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Tesco asks government to change flagship jobless scheme

Work experience programme must be voluntary, says major employer amid complaints it is profiting from forced labourThe Department for Work and Pensions has come under pressure from Britain’s biggest private employer to fundamentally change the terms of one of its flagship unemployment schemes following complaints that jobseekers are being used as taxpayer-subsidised labour in high […]
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Waterstones ends unpaid work placements after investigation

Waterstones stops using unpaid jobseekers, as government rejects claim scheme is contrary to Human Rights ActThe high street book store Waterstones has pulled out of a government scheme that employed unpaid jobseekers in its stores after a Guardian investigation uncovered the practice at one of its outlets.Nearly a dozen other high street chains have been […]
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