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Supreme Court examines reforms to protect rights

WHO: Mr Joe Purshouse

"The Supreme Court will examine whether these reforms went far enough to protect the fundamental human rights of job applicants, having particular regard to privacy and the presumption of innocence.”

UK could face cliff-edge exit from EU

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"Parliament will be able to vote on a final deal but if they reject that deal the UK will be facing a cliff-edge exit from the EU."

Despite positive news, high streets not in the clear yet

WHO: Ms Ratula Chakraborty and Prof Paul Dobson

"But this by no means secures the future of the high street as it continues to fight against the onslaught of online retailing, inflation and the need to keep up with the digital age."

Republican infighting strengthens Trump base

WHO: Dr Michael Frazer

“Historians and political scientists have shown that democracies can only survive when all parties, especially right-wing parties, are committed to opposing authoritarianism."

Catalonia crisis

WHO : Ms Marian Arribas-Tome

“Puigdemont’s position lacks any clear and sound programme for the future that pro-independence parties can offer Catalonia in the face of Spanish and European opposition.”

Government bill to cap energy prices

WHO: Dr David Deller

“The performance of the price cap will ultimately depend on its detailed design. Rather than legislating to introduce a price cap, the government is expected to legislate to make it easier for Ofgem to impose a price cap."

Five steps to de-escalate Catalan crisis

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"The aim of referendums like the one organised last Sunday is precisely to mark the rupture with the old constitutional order and to create a new one.”

Young players most at risk of concussion

WHO: Dr Michael Grey

"“We don’t want to discourage children from participating in sport but there are things we can do to mitigate the risk of concussion."

Government publishes Brexit policy paper on data protection

WHO: Dr Karen Mc Cullagh

“Failure to revise the Investigatory Powers Act so that UK laws are compatible with EU laws could result in member states refusing to transfer personal data to the UK."

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