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Wrecking ball Christopher Chope v upskirting bill? Alas, no contest | Jess Phillips

Parliament’s archaic procedures stand in the way of progress – and hurt womenIn a week of so much parliamentary nonsense, we rounded off with Sir Christopher Chope objecting to the law that would have stopped perverts taking pictures up women’s skirts. That parliament still has procedures that allow bills to …

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The law must change on upskirting. One Tory MP won’t stop us | Wera Hobhouse

I launched a bill to protect women from this degrading act. Christopher Chope will not deny them the right to feel safeUpskirting is a depraved violation of privacy. It is outrageous that a single Tory MP has been able to derail a much needed and universally supported change in the …

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Harvard sued for alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants

Group claims admissions process weighed against Asian Americans while university filed brief denying discrimination An Asian American group suing Harvard University says it has evidence of discrimination in the school’s admissions process. Related: Top US medical schools failing to reflect minorities, social justice group says Related: Sign up for the …

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Union wins first round in Deliveroo high court employment challenge

The union for independent workers wants to overturn self-employed status of driversA union has been given the go-ahead for a high court challenge over the employment status of Deliveroo riders in the latest gig economy case. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) wants the court to overturn a …

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Let’s stop spies and subcontractors from hiding behind the law | Phil Miller

MPs must stop the exploitation of loopholes in the Freedom of Information ActAs an investigative journalist who has used the Freedom of Information Act to expose the questionable conduct of numerous government departments, I welcome the news that parliament will today consider extending the law. The proposed changes would mean …

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