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Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
"Christine Blower, acting general secretary of the NUT, says that the government and pay body should not be "tempted to use the economic downturn as an excuse" for lower pay increases.
"In this round, our case for a 10% pay rise is based on long-term trends in recruitment, retention and turnover. It also reflects the extent to which teachers' pay has fallen behind other graduate professions," says Ms Blower."
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Possibly more children's lives will now be at risk from anorexia, than are saved by reducing fat in diets?
Did they think this through, before they started to help us this way?
Monday, 16 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
I didn't follow the liaison committee meeting with Clarkson's Idiot today, but I caught this on the news: Brown sharing a joke with the MPs supposed to be holding hm to account. They're doing a good job, then. There's no pensioner or newly unemployed laughing.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Monday, 9 February 2009
Friday, 6 February 2009
So let's see if I got this right, Jeremy Clarckson called Gordon Brown a One-eyed Scottish Idiot. Now he has been forced to apologise, but what for:
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Over at the PJP:
Date: 28 January 2009
The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest - and imprisonment - of anyone who takes pictures of officers 'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.
Set to become law on 16 February, the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 amends the Terrorism Act 2000 regarding offences relating to information about members of armed forces, a member of the intelligence services, or a police officer.
The new set of rules, under section 76 of the 2008 Act and section 58A of the 2000 Act, will target anyone who 'elicits or attempts to elicit information about (members of armed forces) ... which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.
A person found guilty of this offence could be liable to imprisonment for up to 10 years, and to a fine.
Via Devil's Kitchen and The Englishman