But Labour MP Frank Field, who backed Leave and said Mr Corbyn was once more Eurosceptic than him, told the BBC that being in a customs union or the single market would be a "deceit" and dismissed suggestions Tory rebels could join with Labour to defeat the government as "fairy tales" and they would win any vote by a large majority. … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn backs permanent customs union after Brexit
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Though she acknowledges scrutiny of executive pay as a fact of her life, Beer fears tabloid headline figures will drown out any debate. She points out that vice-chancellors are often not the best paid people in a university. “We had a case recently where a brilliant clinical researcher with ties to the area, who was earning £400,000 a year in an American university, was willing to come home much less,” she says. There were six months of negotiations to bring the researcher’s team – world-leading in terms of vaccine development – over here. “Then”, Beer says, “the minute we took up references the American university just doubled all of their salaries … ” We work, she says, predictably but honestly, “in a global market”. … [Read more...] about What next for England’s troubled universities?
Lester’s lasting impact on civil and human rights also included work on civil partnerships, which led to the Civil Partnership Act 2004, and on the rights of free speech which resulted in the Defamation Act 2013. In the course of a lifetime campaigning in the law he also acted in a number of historic British court cases including the Sunday Times’s case against the Distillers’ company over the use of thalidomide in 1972 and the attempt by Margaret Thatcher’s government to ban the publication of the former MI5 officer Peter Wright’s memoir Spycatcher in 1987. Ten years later he acted for Diane Blood, the widow who won the right to conceive a child of her late husband, using his previously stored sperm. … [Read more...] about Lord Lester of Herne Hill obituary
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