October 2008

Jacqui gives it up

October 15, 2008

So finally, the government has given up on its plan to extend police powers to detain terror suspects without charge to a maximum of 42 days: the Home Secretary has said she’ll drop the clauses from the Bill when it comes back to the Commons. This of course follows the government’s defeat in the Lords, […]

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An orgy of state aid

October 8, 2008

I’m sorry you’ve not heard from me for a week: it’s been a busy time. A busy time, too, for finance ministers, central bankers and treasury officials all over the western world as country after country started to break ranks and support its banks, the Irish taking the lead in Europe with a promise by […]

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Limbu and others v Home Secretary

October 1, 2008

I’m speaking on a course this morning, so don’t have time to properly comment on yesterday’s judgment by Blake J. in favour of retired Gurkha servicemen wanting to settle in the UK. I thought you’d want to see the judgment itself, though. They lost of the first limb of their claim, discrimination; but succeeded in […]

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