I mentioned earlier that the BBC might try to hide the major judgement against the government on their Slavery/Forced labour program by Lord Justice Pill in the High Court this morning. Sadly the once proudly independent BBC is now reduced to a mouthpiece for this shameless far-right Government.
As of 18:00 there is no mention at all of the judgement on the BBC news website homepage. Plenty about Frank Lampard, Princess Kate’s belly, £40k Mobile phones and people speaking Latin.
The judgement on the commonly entitled “Workfare” program meant that unless and until the Government can re-table and pass new regulations in Parliament they can no longer legally force people to take part in mandatory labour schemes. If the Government is unable to pass a legal scheme through Parliament then anyone who has been sanctioned on certain schemes will be entitled to full recompense.
The Government while accepting the need to re-table ESE regulations to Parliament and being denied right to appeal to the High Court say they will appeal to the supreme court.