Can President Assad’s wife be deprived of her British citizenship on public good grounds? – Free Movement

Posted April 18th, 2017 in citizenship, married persons, news, public interest, women by sally

‘Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Tom Brake says that she has supported President Assad’s regime and therefore should be stripped of her British citizenship. It is not said she has personally been involved in any war crimes or similar or to have sanctioned such atrocities. Mr Brake seems to consider that holding and expressing a political opinion — an awful one, let us be clear — is sufficient to justify depriving a person of their citizenship.’

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Free Movement, 17th April 2017

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National Union of Teachers eyes legal action over expansion of selective education – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘The National Union of Teachers has threatened legal action against the Department for Education over its proposals to expand selective education.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th April 2017

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What is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act? – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2017 in constitutional law, elections, news, parliament, time limits by sally

‘Coalition agreement introduced five-year parliaments but act allows for early elections if two-thirds of MPs vote in favour.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2017

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Legal threat over ‘back door’ grammar school streams – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘Legal action to prevent grammar schools expanding by the back door in England is being threatened by a teachers’ union.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2017

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Water and youth – Nearly Legal

Posted April 18th, 2017 in housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, rent, water, young persons by sally

‘First, a Southwark rent arrears possession case, demonstrating that the effects of Jones v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWHC 457 (Ch) (our report) rumble on in Southwark, despite the Council agreeing to repay overcharged water rates for the period 2001-2013 to the tenants. (Our thanks to Serdar Celebi, Cambridge House Law Centre and Tim Baldwin, Garden Court Chambers for the note).’

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Nearly Legal, 16th April 2017

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Judge says his sacking for posting abusive comments was unfair – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2017 in complaints, internet, judges, news, proportionality, unfair dismissal by sally

‘A judge who was sacked for posting abusive comments on news articles about cases he had heard has admitted he was “reckless” but complained that the sanction was “wholly disproportionate and completely unfair”.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2017

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Conor Gearty speaks to the Oxford Law Vox about human rights – OUP Blog

Posted April 18th, 2017 in barristers, bills, human rights, news by sally

‘In this episode of the Oxford Law Vox podcast, human rights expert Conor Gearty talks to George Miller about human rights in the UK.’

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OUP Blog, 17th April 2017

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Violence soars by 76% at Government’s flagship prison that models itself on academy schools – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, prisons, rehabilitation, reports by sally

‘Violent incidents have soared by 76 per cent in one of the government’s flagship ‘reform prisons’, which were designed to reduce violence and place a greater emphasis on education and rehabilitation.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2017

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Blair prosecution opposed by attorney general, says paper – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2017 in Iraq, ministers' powers and duties, news, private prosecutions, reports, war by sally

‘The attorney general hopes to block a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq war, a report says.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2017

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Justice Secretary Liz Truss to speed up appeals lodged by asylum seekers and foreign criminals – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2017 in appeals, asylum, deportation, news, tribunals by sally

‘Thousands of appeals lodged by asylum seekers and foreign criminals attempting to remain in Britain will be fast tracked under proposals being brought forward by Liz Truss, the Justice Secretary.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2017

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Call for fundraising pages to be regulated amid fraud concerns – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2017 in charities, fraud, internet, money laundering, news by sally

‘It has become a familiar moment in the aftermath of any catastrophe – the appearance of a slew of online fundraising pages designed to funnel donations for the traumatised, injured and bereaved.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2017

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