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DWP TERMINATES DOCTOR’S CONTRACT OVER USE OF GENDER PRONOUNS

A doctor is having his contract with the DWP terminated due to his refusal to use neutral gender pronouns, see here.  It is cases like this one that have led me to advocate for reform of employment law, see here and laws to ensure that ideas are not stifled through commercial pressure, see here. Apparently it was argued that his…

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SUPREME COURT REJECTS TINI OWENS APPEAL

Further to the judgment of the Supreme Court rejecting to appeal of Tini Owens and my articles on the subject (see here, here & here), I have not been surprised by any of the commentary on the judgment.  The observation that something is not ‘modern’ is posited as a sufficient reason for reform or abolishment. Even the argument that refusing…

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REFLECTIONS ON THE ALISON CHABLOZ CONVICTION; IS HOLOCAUST DENIAL NOW A CRIMINAL OFFENCE?

Alison Chabloz was convicted recently of an offence under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, for uploading to Youtube, three songs that she performed.  The songs included lyrics stating that, the gas chambers in WWII were a fabrication, the diary of Ann Frank was inauthentic, Elie Wiesel’s account was falsified for personal gain and that Jews control the mass media…

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GENERATION IDENTITY: THE EQUALITY ACT & EMPLOYMENT LAW

There have been news stories recently about the co-leader of the British branch of Generation Identity (“GI”), Mr Tom Dupre', and his employer, Standard Charted PLC.  The headlines state that Mr Dupre' has been ‘fired’ but from reading the actual content of the stories, it appears that Standard Charted have simply confirmed that he is no longer an employee.  Allegedly,…

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Tini Owens case being heard in Supreme Court

The Tini Owens appeal is currently being heard by the Supreme Court.  The Appellant's solicitor, Mr Beecle, has stated that the appeal is not an attempt to change the law but instead concerns the correct interpretation of section 1(2)(b) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.  This states: "the Respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected…

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DISHONEST CLAIMANT LEFT WITH DEBT TO HOSPITAL IN CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE CASE

A dishonest Claimant, who exaggerated the extent of his injuries, was left with a debt to the Defendant hospital, at the conclusion of proceedings, see here Liability was admitted.  The Claimant had intimated a claim for over £800,000.  Investigations carried out on behalf of the Defendant showed that he had exaggerated and lied about his injuries.   This included the false claim that he…

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