Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lies, damned lies, and co-authored articles in the Guardian

In “The Truman Show” – the film in which the eponymous hero comes to realise he is living in a constructed reality television show – Truman Burbank first suspects his marriage is a sham when he finds a wedding photo … Continue reading

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NMW enforcement: curiouser and curiouser

To their credit – and that is not something I tend to say very often – Tory ministers appear to have been stung into action by revelations that large, profitable companies such as B&Q, Morrisons, Tesco and Caffe Nero are … Continue reading

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Brexit and workers’ rights: Give me a break!

The already hyperbolic ‘debate’ around the likely impact of Brexit on UK workers’ rights got significantly sillier this week, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn using his Big Speech on Europe to warn of a “bonfire of [workers’] rights” should Britain … Continue reading

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New research: 95% of journalists don’t know their **** from their elbow

Confirmation bias was much in evidence earlier this week, when a small tsunami of press and media reports of a new ‘research’ report by My Family Care on the little-loved Shared Parental Leave – and in particular the report’s headline … Continue reading

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Putting Shailesh Vara in context (condensed)

I’ve been feeling bad that my last post was a tad, well, unreadable. So this is the condensed version. With charts (see, I do love you, Gem). So, the question is: Has the introduction of Acas early conciliation been (a) … Continue reading

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Phantom menace: ET fees & Acas early conciliation

As¬†previously noted on this blog, I have been¬†resisting the urge to write about the feeble performance of the imbecilic junior injustice minister, Shailesh Vara MP, when giving oral evidence on the impact of employment tribunal (ET) fees to the Justice … Continue reading

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