Daily Archives: November 28, 2010


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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