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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Journalists at the Sun are taking legal action.
Against their own bosses, for releasing information to the Met about the journalists illegal activities.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/fe ... rp-inquiry" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Even better, the journalists are objecting because - wait for it - the actions of the MCA breach the Human Rights Act!

Anyone know the number of an irony meter repair shop?
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Tory MP Matthew Offord has started taking his dog to the House of Commons. This is against the rules.

So he has been told not to do it.

So he is planning to take the case to the ECHR as a breach of his human rights under Article 8 which guarantees him a private family life.

But Mr Offord is a deadly foe of the ECHR and the Human Rights Act.

So he is making his frivolous claim to illustrate how some people are, er... making frivolous claims.

Or something. Sort it out yourselves, I've got a headache.

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/gazet ... ford-.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Robert Halfon has also had fun with ECHR:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Halfon" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
He was educated at Highgate School, and the University of Exeter, where he read for a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Master of Arts in Russian and East European politics. At Exeter he took the issue of compulsory membership of the National Union of Students to the European Human Rights courts, which decided his application was manifestly ill-founded.
Some Oxford colleges about this time withdrew from the NUS too. They at least managed their twattery just by having a vote. They didn't have to waste a judge's time.

Halfon has by the look of it never had a proper job in his life.
By mattomac
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:Robert Halfon has also had fun with ECHR:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Halfon" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
He was educated at Highgate School, and the University of Exeter, where he read for a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Master of Arts in Russian and East European politics. At Exeter he took the issue of compulsory membership of the National Union of Students to the European Human Rights courts, which decided his application was manifestly ill-founded.
Some Oxford colleges about this time withdrew from the NUS too. They at least managed their twattery just by having a vote. They didn't have to waste a judge's time.

Halfon has by the look of it never had a proper job in his life.
I thought you always had an opt in system with NUS, He could have disaffiliated with the SU
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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mattomac wrote:
Tubby Isaacs wrote:Robert Halfon has also had fun with ECHR:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Halfon" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
He was educated at Highgate School, and the University of Exeter, where he read for a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Master of Arts in Russian and East European politics. At Exeter he took the issue of compulsory membership of the National Union of Students to the European Human Rights courts, which decided his application was manifestly ill-founded.
Some Oxford colleges about this time withdrew from the NUS too. They at least managed their twattery just by having a vote. They didn't have to waste a judge's time.

Halfon has by the look of it never had a proper job in his life.
I thought you always had an opt in system with NUS, He could have disaffiliated with the SU
I assume there was one SU for the whole of Exeter where the Halfons were outvoted and they opted in. Certainly what you say tallies with my memories from Oxford (with an SU in every college) where a few of them disaffiliated on a majority vote.

I see the same nonsense is still going on:

http://oxfordstudent.com/2010/11/25/ous ... -defeated/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The motion considered by Magdalen opposed the NUS protest in London on 10th November, OUSU’s portrayal of the effect of the proposed changes in higher education finance, and government cuts to university funding. Unlike the motion at Exeter, it did not oppose OUSU taking a political stance but the way in which it had put across particular views. The portrayal of student views by OUSU as homogenous was unpopular,
I was a bit like that at the same age, so I shouldn't be too harsh. But you'd never join anything if you thought like that.
 
By Bones McCoy
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mattomac wrote:That employment report that comes in at 24 pages which claims that business should be allowed to sack "lazy employees" with no reason.

I think I wrote more insightful research based stuff in my lunchtime while watching the cricket.
OK Let's begin with so-called bosses who write reports instead of concentrating on running their business....
By mattomac
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This is how it roles both were I studied in Bournemouth and the place I work now...

Every student (In the SU which I work) has the opportunity to opt out of membership to the SU, the SU holds a yearly vote of the membership to see if it affiliates with NUS, the biggest University that I can think of that doesn't is Southampton. So instead of wasting the ECHR time, he could have campaigned for a No vote to NUS or simply opted out of membership to the SU. I guess this is why they called it what they did.
By mattomac
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Bones McCoy wrote:
mattomac wrote:That employment report that comes in at 24 pages which claims that business should be allowed to sack "lazy employees" with no reason.

I think I wrote more insightful research based stuff in my lunchtime while watching the cricket.
OK Let's begin with so-called bosses who write reports instead of concentrating on running their business....
I wouldn't mind if the report had any substance to it, to be honest it seems typical of the fag packet policy that the current government are keen on.
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