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The calls from politicians for Mr Diamond to go are rather rich. They stopped resigning when things go pear-shaped after Lord Carrington did the noble thing over the Falklands. These investigations have been going on for a very long time and no doubt the manner in which the news broke... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Mail Online - Stephen Levinson Blog
Central to the way we regulate jobs is the idea that employees should be protected from arbitrary and irrational sackings. Unfair dismissal is therefore the core remedy available to employees and is supported by every responsible political party. The government continues to change employment law. It really believes that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at Mail Online - Stephen Levinson Blog
The fact that the full Beecroft Report will be published next Thursday was announced today. The reason for its full disclosure so long after it was written is unclear. It may have been forced on government by enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act or it may be a political... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at Mail Online - Stephen Levinson Blog
For the last week many have been demanding the immediate resignation of the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. More or less everyone who can make some political capital has joined the fray, as of course have the media, which devours stories like this with glee. It cannot be only me who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Mail Online - Stephen Levinson Blog
The Metropolitan Police are to pilot an American-style tagging device for those convicted of drink-related offences. The tag monitors alcohol levels in the blood and regularly transmits an internet alert to the police, who descend on wrongdoers and whisk them off to jail. It occurred to me that the appalling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Mail Online - Stephen Levinson Blog
You don’t have to hold a brief for Fred Goodwin to be concerned by the way his knighthood was removed, a process appropriately called ‘debasement’. Many point out he has not committed a criminal offence or been struck off by a professional authority which are the main reasons for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Mail Online - Stephen Levinson Blog
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