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It's fair because if you're poor and weak you don't deserve anything. So STFU with those demands, mmm k?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 08:45:52 AM EST
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Britain Urges EU to Reject Planned Extension of Maternity Pay - Bloomberg

Britain will urge European Union member states to reject a proposed extension of maternity rights that would entitle new mothers to 20 weeks' full pay, saying the step would cost the U.K. 2 billion pounds ($3 billion) a year.
Business Minister Ed Davey will travel to Brussels today to meet his EU counterparts and discuss the recommendation from the European Parliament. His office said he will argue that it would prevent Britain from implementing its own measures just as EU countries are trying to grow after the recession.

"Minimum standards across Europe are important, but countries also need the flexibility to put in place arrangements that work for them in their own individual circumstances," Davey said in an e-mailed statement. "We are absolutely committed to creating the best possible family-friendly environment in the U.K., but the solutions on the table today are not the best way to help."

"We are committed to fairness but [insert measure that is actually fair] is not the way to go"


Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 10:44:17 AM EST
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So, after subverting "liberty" and "reform" they are now subverting "fairness"?

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 10:46:54 AM EST
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