Edward Snowden, the US intelligence leaker, may soon be filling a ceremonial role in Britain’s academic life. Students at Glasgow University have embarked on a campaign to have him elected as their rector.
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Sunday 14 November 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
Equality watchdogs have warned that disabled people face growing barriers in the workplace after a senior diplomat lost her discrimination claim against a Foreign Office refusal to send her abroad on the grounds her deafness made the posting too expensive.
Friday 15 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
Europe has thrown its weight behind a tax on banking activities that officials say could raise €25bn (£22bn).
Saturday 25 September 2010
Ah, the establishment man come to save the bankers
Maybe. On the face of it, Sir John's cv – stints in academia and regulation – does not scream status-quo wrecker. But you might be surprised: Sir John is proud of his independence and will resist attempts to force him in a particular direction. And it's a year before he's due to report back, so anything could happen.
Friday 24 September 2010
The European Commission is having to fend off accusations of providing a gilded cage for its bureaucrats amid revelations about the extent of "golden handshakes" enjoyed by former staff. The criticism comes over claims that former commissioners are still enjoying payments of at least €97,000 [£83,000] a year even after they leave office.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Thursday 02 September 2010
Driven, ambitious, with an endlessly enquiring mind and a desire to constantly test boundaries, John Makepeace is no ordinary furniture designer/craftsman, so, when he opens the door to his beautiful, Grade II listed home in Beaminster, Dorset to welcome me in, I am surprised at his unassuming demeanor. I forget that Makepeace, who was originally destined for Oxford and a career in the Church, has made a career of surprising people.
Thursday 19 August 2010
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Despite suggestions to the contrary, it is rather doubtful that Tony Blair has decided to donate the earnings from his book to appease his "guilty conscience". As we saw recently at the Chilcot inquiry, he has expressed no regret for joining Bush and Cheney in invading Iraq, and equally he has given no indication that he feels any remorse for the uncounted death-toll and wanton destruction of Iraq as a direct result of his participation in "removing Saddam Hussein".
Monday 16 August 2010
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Public-sector pensions are worth twice as much as was previously thought and workers should expect to pay significantly more for them, an influential report will say today.
Friday 25 June 2010
A senior judge has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Department of Health over its treatment of a former head of an NHS trust that experienced the worst superbug outbreak in memory.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
The old tribal war drums have been banging over the Government's announcement that it intends to overhaul the pensions paid to teachers, nurses, police, firemen, civil servants and local government workers, not to mention judges. Some union leaders have immediately warned of dire consequences if an axe is taken to state employees' retirement funds.
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