Category Archives: EU law

If it weren’t for the EU…

What would UK employment law look like if Britain had not joined the EU? The question occurred to me when I saw a Tweet from Hugo Rifkind during last night’s ‘in or out’ debate between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg. Here’s … Continue reading

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The Myth of Gold-Plating

Gold-plating is such a clever term – I wish I’d thought of it. In the employment law context it refers to over-implementing EU rules so that the UK law is more burdensome than it needs to be. When a set … Continue reading

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Guilty until proven innocent?

Today’s outrage against objectivity and rational analysis is brought to you courtesy of the founder and Director of Civitas, an independent ‘think tank’. David G Green has written an article in the Telegraph giving a pithy critique of the Equality … Continue reading

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Another red-tape scare story from the Telegraph

Today we have another ‘mad rules imposed by Brussels’ story that the Telegraph loves so much . Take a look at this article with the headline ‘New EU employment ruling could stifle British business’ Our old friend Louisa Peacock informs us … Continue reading

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