After Lord Justice Leveson publishes his much-anticipated report into press standards, Full Fact brings you the first in our series of reports explaining what it all means.
A Summary of the Executive Summary:
Lord Justice Leveson’s report should be judged by the standard Alan Rusbridger set at the beginning. It needs to “find ways of bolstering all the good that flows from the best journalism while cutting out the worst.”
It is an opportunity to make journalism better, more effective, and better protected.
"A combination of the cuts, female underemployment (draining the talent pool still further of women who might one day move into senior roles) and the scarcity of females of diverse backgrounds at the top of Britain's most important institutions could, for the first time in decades, put the glacial rate of progress into very sharp reverse."
Last week, Maria Miller, who besides being the Culture Secretary is also the Minister for Women and Equalities, praised encouraging figures for women in the jobs market. According to her:
"There are more women in work than ever before."
"OUTRAGE erupted last night after a secret European Union plot to grab £5.6billlion more from British taxpayers was exposed [...] The move would slash Britain’s annual rebate from the European Union, won in hard-fought negotiations by Margaret Thatcher in 1984." [emphasis added]
Daily Express, November 15, 2012
As the results start to come in for England and Wales's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, one story that looks set to dominate all others is the markedly low turnout.
According to some sources, one polling station in Newport received no votes whatsoever for the Gwent Constabulary election.
Today marks the first Pan-European general strike, as 40 trade unions across 23 European countries take to the streets in protest at austerity measures imposed by governments attempting to cut the public deficit.
But how many workers are unionised these days? And more fundamentally, is there a connection between how strike-prone a workforce is and what proportion of it is unionised?
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