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Lawcast 136: Tom Harris MP

Lawcast 136: Tom Harris MP

Today I am talking to Tom Harris MP, the Labour member for Glasgow South, an enthusiastic user of twitter and author of his own very active blog AND ANOTHER THING. Tom has also taken to podcasting himself in recent weeks with Jamie Read MP under the title Two men and a Pod – and most enjoyable they are too.

It is impossible for me to interview a well known MP and not mention the elephant in the room – the subject of MP expenses, the title of a podcast done by Tom and Jamie Read towards the tail end of last week. As far as I know, Tom Harris doesn’t have a moat and if he did, it is unlikely he would have claimed for it.

Content: MP Expenses – the way forward | The position of The Speaker in the present crisis |Do we need an election now and who is going to win? | Blogging, Twitter and Dr Who.

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18th May: News up on Insite Law

18th May: News up on Insite Law – a large update

Editor pick of the day
18th May 2009

Guido Fawkes: Rich and Mark’s Monday morning view

Human Rights Act will hamper soldiers in action, warns MoD
Independent: Split-second decisions could be compromised by a ruling on the risks faced by frontline troops

Rise in use of drug tests to sack staff without redundancy pay
Guardian: Employers are increasingly using drug testing to get rid of staff without having to make redundancy payouts, as a way of ­cutting costs during the recession

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On this day… 18th May

1803 Napoleonic Wars : The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.

1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate .

1990 – In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h .

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