Britain 'could remain under direct control of European court for years' Britain could remain under the direct control of the European court of justice for years after Brexit, it has emerged, and still be forced to implement the court’s rulings on vexed issues such as immigration.
The expanding scale of the prime minister’s climbdown over her promise to “take back control of British law” was revealed as the government published its latest position paper on dispute resolution before the next round of Brexit talks. While stressing that the range of examples given in the report are hypothetical, the government mainly outlines scenarios in which “direct” ECJ authority is eventually replaced by a new court or committee over which Europe maintains “indirect” control.
BrewDog gives coffee a shot in attempt to lure daytime customers. BrewDog, the craft brewer that prides itself on the “punk” ethos behind its beers, is plotting a move into coffee in an attempt to lure more customers to its bars during the day.
The Scottish company’s annual accounts show that it has bought a 33% stake in Edinburgh-based Third Wave Coffee. Third Wave houses a coffee shop called Brew Lab that espouses similar principles to BrewDog by presenting a craft alternative to multinational corporations. The name is understood to be a reference to the so-called second wave of coffee culture that saw chains such as Starbucks and Costa come to dominate the high street coffee industry.
BrewDog wants to offer Third Wave’s coffee in its 29 UK bars. Britain quits European nuclear body. The new wave of British nuclear power stations was in jeopardy after the government announced it would pull out of a Europe-wide nuclear co-operation organisation.
Ministers sneaked out the news that the UK would leave the European Atomic Energy Community, known as Euratom, within the notes accompanying the bill published yesterday to trigger Article 50, the process for leaving the European Union. Euratom was established through a 1957 treaty and plays a crucial role in ensuring compliance with international nuclear safeguards as well as establishing a European market for nuclear goods and services. The decision to announce Britain’s planned exit from Euratom yesterday caught the nuclear industry by surprise and caused concern in parts of government. First Class Racism — Jamelia.Com. I have been asked by various news outlets to write about my experience on Thursday, and i’ve decided to write it here instead.
If you haven't seen my tweets, let me first explain what happened; On Thursday my daughter and I boarded a Train at London’s Euston station after I took part in a photoshoot. We’d had such a fun day together, and looked forward to our journey home. The title's Spectre … new James Bond movie name and cast announced. The announcement takes the form of a boring press conference - 1 point The announcement takes place on a Bond-themed soundstage - 5 points The announcement begins with Daniel Craig driving a car, or flying a plane, or abseiling down the side of a wall, or parkouring over some shopping trolleys - 10 points The official description of the film contains the phrase ‘Bond’s greatest challenge’ - 5 points The official description of the film contains the phrase ‘From his past’ - 10 points.
The Cadbury's Creme Egg scandal: how to stage a chocolate revolution. The increasingly uncomfortable world of British chocolate is in disarray again after Cadbury announced it was downsizing Creme Egg packs from six eggs to five and – here’s the kicker – reducing the price by just 20p.
More shockingly yet, the chocolate eggshell will not be Dairy Milk any more, but a “standard cocoa mix chocolate” instead, because if you’re going to break some eggs you may as well blow up the whole chicken hatch. Customers promptly noticed that their Creme Eggs tasted funny, and then the Sun chased it up, which prompted the owner of the Cadbury brands, Mondelez International, to unleash a rather smug statement: The Creme Egg has never been called the Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Creme Egg.
We have never played on the fact Dairy Milk chocolate was used.” George Osborne rattled by tax experts’ accusations of colossal scale of cuts. George Osborne was drawn into a confrontation with Britain’s leading tax and spending experts after the Institute for Fiscal Studies said he had a duty to spell out his deficit reduction plans and warned of cuts on a “colossal” scale.
The public sector spending cuts over the next five years set out in the autumn statement might force a “fundamental re-imagining of the state”, the IFS said. The warning from Britain’s leading public spending analysts came hours after Osborne had angrily rounded on the BBC, accusing its reporters of “totally hyperbolic” reporting about his spending plans and conjuring up bogus images of the 1930s depression. But within hours of his rebuke, the IFS confirmed that the scale of cuts to departmental budgets and local government would reduce the role of the state to a point where it would have “changed beyond recognition”. A rattled chancellor objected to references to Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier in BBC reports.
The UK pornography law: a scientific perspective. As far as I’m aware, I have no bizarre sexual leanings.
I don’t talk about my own sex life – it would probably be as entertaining as listening to someone read aloud from the Dulux colour chart, specifically the page with the “cool neutrals”. I recently read Girl on the Net’s book. It’s brilliant, but reading first-person accounts of such wide-ranging sexual activities often left me feeling like a country vicar at a heavy metal concert; I understand that people do like this sort of thing, I just don’t get why they like it. Cassetteboy - Cameron's Conference Rap. Turning well people into patients. Seen your doctor recently?
You may have been asked about your memory. This would be quite usual if you had memory symptoms — like forgetting phone numbers, or wandering into rooms unable to recall what you were looking for. Tough case to crack: the mystery of Britain's falling crime rate. On the south side of Northampton, a town an hour's drive north of London, stands a former cinema that is now the home of a discount sofa warehouse called The Sofa King.
Outside, a sign proclaims the prices to be "Sofa King low! " Inside, Mark Kypta, a savvy former estate agent, produces a business card that introduces him not as the proprietor, but as The King. Kypta knows the town well: he was raised there, his parents live there; he knows where the business opportunities lie and which neighbourhoods are best avoided after dark. Asked whether he believes crime to be going up or down in Northampton, his response is immediate: "Up – it's got to be hasn't it? " And nationwide? Kypta is far from alone. 'Uninhabitable' Kensington basement with less than 30 years left on the lease goes on sale for nearly £600,000.
But those tips were clearly ignored by the owner of this “uninhabitable” one-bed basement flat which has gone on the market for £595,000 despite having less than 30 years left on the lease and being affected by vibrations from passing tube trains. The sales brochure images show boxes and abandoned clothes piled up on the bare floor of the unpainted living room, the sink in the squalid kitchen is stacked with washing up and the single bed is covered only with a torn single sheet. The 904sq ft flat on a stuccoed Victorian terrace in Stanhope Gardens, South Kensington, is being sold through high-end estate agents Hamptons.
In its sales brochure, it is described as a “completely unmodernised one bedroom basement flat, which... offers potential for significant improvement”. Policing report: Victims 'asked to investigate crime themselves' 4 September 2014Last updated at 05:50 ET The report said there was "inadequate" use of technology by police forces in England and Wales Victims of crime are being "encouraged" to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales has found. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said criminal damage and car crime were "on the verge of being decriminalised" because forces had "almost given up". In some cases victims were asked to check for CCTV or fingerprints. The Association of Chief Police Officers said austerity meant forces had to set priorities. Private firms 'are using detained immigrants as cheap labour'
The Yarl's Wood detention centre, Bedfordshire. A detainee who worked as a cleaner said she believed they were a substitute for staff paid the minimum wage. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Ima Campaigners have criticised private firms for using immigration detainees as cheap labour inside detention centres after research suggested this saves them millions of pounds.
How will David Cameron's online music video classification system work? David Cameron announced on Monday that online music videos will carry age ratings as part of a pilot scheme bringing them into line with films. The videos will go through the same classification system as films and other video content, in an attempt to give parents more information to protect children from “graphic content”.
The voluntary pilot will involve the big three music labels in the UK – Sony, Universal and Warner Music – as well as the British Board of Classification (BBFC), YouTube and music video platform Vevo. How long will the pilot last? It will run for three months, kicking off in October. Music videos sold or distributed on disc or other physical form and deemed to include 12-rated-plus material will also have to go through the same age-classification process starting in October under amendments to the Video Recording Act.
Former NHS carers in Doncaster set to intensify strike action over pay. Care worker Cheryl Fawley is fighting for a living wage at Care UK in Doncaster. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer Fifty carers for the disabled are staging one of the longest strikes in the history of the health service to secure a living wage for staff working in privatised services formerly run by the NHS. In a crucial vote on Monday, the support workers are expected to back plans to "extend and intensify" action that has already seen them withdraw their labour and sacrifice their salaries for nearly seven weeks. Care UK, whose former chairman Lord Nash is now a government minister, took over services for people with severe learning disabilities in Doncaster, south Yorkshire, this year, cutting wages of staff who had been on NHS terms by up to 35% while bringing in 100 new workers on £7 an hour.
Ninety prisoners on run from West Sussex open prison, police reveal. Proposed ban on overseas-only recruitment - People Management Magazine Online. 'Sobriety tags' for people who commit alcohol-linked crimes get London trial. Merseyside's race hate crimes won't be stopped by body cameras. Ethnic minorities face barriers to social mobility and job opportunities. Britain's ethnic minorities still face significant barriers to social mobility despite many having better qualifications than their white counterparts, according to researchers at the University of Manchester. Chinese, Indian, Irish, Bangladeshi and black African students are now outperforming their white British peers in obtaining five or more GSCEs at grade A* to C, but increased attainment over the past 20 years has failed to translate into improved job outcomes, say academics from the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.
About 43% of Chinese and 42% of Indian people had a degree-level qualification in 2011, compared with 26% of white British, while the most disadvantaged of the black and ethnic minority groups (BME) – Pakistani and Bangladeshi – had almost quadrupled their rates of degree-level qualifications since 1991. Orbit Tower Will Go Gold If England Win The World Cup. 'If I move he'll attack': mastering rage in prisoners. Is failure to promote the wearing of cycle helmets irresponsible? Cardiff After Dark. Unreliable statistics of 2013. Conservative party deletes archive of speeches from internet. Medical tourism generates millions for NHS and wider economy, finds study. Medical tourism is a lucrative source of income for the NHS, according to a major new study that contradicts many of the assumptions behind the government's announcement that it will clamp down on foreigners abusing the health service.
Eighteen hospitals – those deemed most likely to be making money from overseas patients – earned £42m in 2010, according to researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and York University. Medical tourists spent an estimated £219m on hotels, restaurants, shopping and transport in the UK. The researchers also found that more people leave the UK seeking medical treatment abroad than arrive in this country for care: about 63,000 people from the country travelled to hospitals and clinics abroad in 2010, while considerably fewer, about 52,000 people, came here.
SamAmbreen: Have spent most of my life... No 10 denies David Cameron red box security breach. Bike blog: There's no ethical case for mandatory cycle helmets. Mews at 10: Downing St's new cat. We're all upset about Baby 59. So what else do we agree on? Aside from football, sport in Britain is still a game for the elite. Olympic VIPs take fast lane leaving patients at risk.
The real meaning of the Jubilee. Revealed: the full picture of sentences handed down to rioters. An Open Letter to David Cameron’s Parents « Nathaniel Tapley. If the rioting was a surprise, people weren't looking. When explaining becomes a sin. A social media crackdown is the wrong response to riots.
Strong evidence. The Fleet – London’s Underground River. The Queen’s English Society deplores your impurities « Sentence first. China delays Harry Potter release in favour of Communist party epic. The Black Country. Twitter reveals secrets: Details of British users handed over in landmark case that could help Ryan Giggs. Pope's visit: aide steps aside after comparing Britain to 'third world' Latest News Headlines From Cambridge City & Cambridgeshire. Police say sorry to 12-year-old (From Witney Gazette) FT Magazine - Don’t touch me, I’m British. Putney woman given community service after failing to stop at accident. Are we better off renting? Jail Guitar Doors - rehabilitating prisoners through music. Don't delay deportation flight, government warns judges. My once-in-a-generation cut? The armed forces. All of them.
UK to deport child asylum seekers to Afghanistan.