Monthly Archives: November 2010

Employers at risk through lack of Christmas party policy

Two-thirds of employers do not have a policy in place setting out the standard of acceptable employee behaviour at their work Christmas party, according to the latest XpertHR research. This failure to put in place a Christmas party policy is … Continue reading

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Workplace breast-feeding plans unfair on employers, say critics

Government plans to introduce breast-feeding facilities in the workplace have been criticised as being unfair on cash-strapped businesses and potentially leading to increased discrimination against women. Measures to encourage new mothers to breast-feed at work, such as providing special facilities and flexible breaks, … Continue reading

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Inconvenient truths about our evolution – the controversial views of Satoshi Kanazawa

Why do beautiful people have more daughters? Because beauty is more important for a woman than a man, according to evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. Why are most suicide bombers Muslim? Because they don’t get enough sex. Why are liberals more … Continue reading

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Quotations

Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!  Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

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Quotations

To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one’s voice.  Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914)

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Quotations

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.  H. H. Williams

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Spanish fathers entitled to breastfeeding leave

Europe’s top court has declared that working fathers in Spain are entitled to take ‘breastfeeding leave’ every day, even if the mother of the child is not working. The new legislation means that both the mother and father are allowed … Continue reading

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Tribunal awards maid £7,500 in ‘real-life Downton Abbey’ case

This autumn the nation was gripped by the Machiavellian scheming at the heart of ITV period drama Downton Abbey. We collectively railed against the duplicity of lady’s maid O’Brien and her partner in crime, footman Thomas, breathing a sigh of … Continue reading

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Miliband turns to Twitter to fill in policy blank sheet

Non-party members are to be given a say in Labour’s policy and leadership under radical reforms unveiled by Ed Miliband. The Labour leader warned his party that it could no longer be a closed shop of constituency members or union … Continue reading

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Embarrassment for Coalition as Wikileaks prepares to release secret US papers

The series of revelations on the Wikileaks website – which are expected to begin tonight – will put a fresh strain on the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States. The leaked diplomatic cables, dating from January 2009 to … Continue reading

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