The European Union: Why say no to freedom?
Peter Fisher – v2 Law Blog
The EU is not an evil monolithic apparition of centralisation and enslavement. It is easy to leave, under article 40 of the TFEU, but do you really want to say no to freedom? Continue Reading
Peter Fisher & Elvinas Kukys – v2 Law Blog
Hello loyal readers! Its Peter Fisher here, many of you have been in touch to ask me where I have been the past month or so and when we would get things rolling on the blog again and for all those of you that have stuck with us this exam period and shown us your support I would like introduced the brand new, totally awesome new topic series… Continue Reading
“I have applied for over 400 graduate schemes, many training contracts. Most firms filter out applicants who haven’t been to certain law schools. Most firms only accept online applications which is an unfair way of recruiting. There are more law students than places available and I wish I had chosen an alternative career. It is hard to find work in other professions as the competition is such that they prefer applicants with certain degrees. There are people like myself who can’t get jobs and can’t afford to study anything else. It is not just because of the recession. It feels like all those years of study has been a waste of money and if you can’t get a job with a law degree from a top law school and a post graduate diploma in legal practice then there must be a lot of people who can’t get a job that they deserve.” – Jeremy King
I’ve met Jeremy in Liverpool street. He has spend the whole day holding his sign, looking for work. A bit unusual to see a person with a law degree in a situation like this. When I told him, that I’m a 2nd year law student, he smiled and said: “I don’t want to bring you down, but..my best advice would be – Don’t get into the profession.”
That inspired me to post Jeremy’s story and try to help him, as well as other law students and graduates. If you are willing to help, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Constantly hearing people talking about how UK should leave the European Union and not giving any reasons, has inspired this article.
- 1. Free trade – It stimulates cross-border competition, driving down prices and increasing productivity, and increases direct foreign investment in the UK. Most critically, membership remains crucial for Britain as a major trading nation:
“If the UK was not in the EU it would be on its own in a world of powerful regional trading blocs such as NAFTA, ASEAN or MERCOSUR…These large blocs would all have the advantages of large domestic markets in global trade negotiations, leaving the UK at a comparative disadvantage.” Continue Reading
The Royal Prerogative today refers to ‘those legal attributes of the Crown which the Common law recognises at differing significantly from those of private persons.’ Both the monarch and the government need powers to execute their constitutional functions. The rule of law obliges these powers are chastised in law and the Parliament has also put some prerogatives on a constitutional basis. Traditionally, the Monarch may reign, but the Sovereign by constitutional convention came to act on governmental advice, so that prerogative powers came to be used by ministers on the Sovereign’s behalf. On the other hand, Parliament was not directly involved in that transfer of power.
To start with, the Government should have more say on the prerogative decision-making powers Continue Reading
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