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Richard Dunstan is a policy wonk who has worked for Citizens Advice, the National Audit Office, the Law Society, and Amnesty International UK.

‘Time for Auntie to stop balancing books on backs of the poor’

‘Time for Auntie to stop balancing books on backs of the poor’

Like many people – including, it would seem, Labour shadow ministers – I was gobsmacked to learn, from a report in the Daily Telegraph earlier this month, that in 2012…

Lord Chancellor hoisted by own petard

At 10.20 this morning, I joined a fair few employment law geeks in scanning my Twitter feed for news of the judgment in UNISON’s judicial review of the employment tribunal…

Cell culture: Britain’s unlawful prosecution & imprisonment of refugees

Cell culture: Britain’s unlawful prosecution & imprisonment of refugees

Batting for the ‘have nots’ rather than the ‘haves’, Old Skool policy wonks like me don’t get to claim many policy wins – we spend most of our professional lives…

Too much Xmas spirit?

Too much Xmas spirit?

Admittedly it is the week before Christmas, but this week’s appointment of the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes, as justice minister to replace the departing Lord McNally…

To fee, or not to fee?

In recent weeks I’ve been pondering the Labour Party’s inability to say what, if anything, it plans to do about the Coalition’s employment tribunal fees if elected in 2015. A…

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