… a wheelchair company lost a battle to name one of its electric models the Beatle.
The European Court of Justice ordered You-Q, a Dutch company, to stop using the name to promote its mobility aid after a legal challenge by Apple Corps, The Beatles’ company.
The product description says the device is ideal for use in and around the house and offers a choice of front or rear wheel drive and an individually adjustable seating system for “excellent physical support and maximum comfort”.
Whilst the UK Government is briefing the press about ‘benefits cheats’ and ‘scroungers’an unlikely source is showing how state resources can better be employed when it comes to ensuring the state isn’t ripped off.
part of a new, all-out war against tax evaders that Italian officials have opened on several fronts, hoping to close Italy’s $2.5 trillion public debt and revive a frail economy that has been buffeted by the euro crisis.
In addition to banning cash transactions, it has included an ad campaign comparing tax evaders to parasites. There have been headline-grabbing raids on stores, hotels and restaurants in affluent Italian cities. For good measure, tax officials have also been stopping luxury cars and asking drivers to show their licenses, then using the information to pull their most recent tax returns.
Through such cross-checks in 2011, the internal revenue agency verified that 2,806 owners of luxury cars did not declare enough income to afford their pricey vehicles.
Mr Bowden predicts more people will be encouraged to visit the city of Brighton and Hove in the longer term.
Maybe it will become a shrine for Eurosceptics.
Looks like there may be competition from Skegness
One of the government’s commissioners examining whether a British Bill of Rights is needed has told BBC One’s Sunday Politics show he is resigning.
Apparently he wasn’t given the right to a fair crack of the whip and has decided to take his case to Strasbourg.
Freedom of speech, conscience and religion are vital for today’s Europe. The role of Christianity and Christian-democracy in shaping the liberties that our continent enjoys can hardly be underestimated. Individuals, communities and organisations must have full freedom of religion and expression of thought. This must be a priority within Europe and also in European foreign policy. The EU should promote these values also among the neighbouring states on our continent. Christian-democrat thinking also strongly rejects secularism as a public ideology. We reject any kind of ‘obvious’ dominance of secularism in government and policies. Neither can be there a role for domination by, or of, any single religious denomination or group in any EU member state. Freedom of religion implies respect for plurality that should be shared by all people of all religions and those who have no religion.
Freedom of speech and conscience are fundamental for our democracies. These freedoms can only be real if there is also a freedom of press. The freedom of press has to be protected throughout Europe. People are free to express their critique on other actions, views, faiths and beliefs without leaving any argument. But democracy means that they need to respect the dignity of those criticized.
Freedom and the right at privacy cannot be seperated. Privacy should at least be as important as safety. New safety policies and the used technologies have to be examined thoroughly before they are introduced.
Even spreading it thinly in New Zealand has become a problem
Why on earth does New Zealand have only one plant to make Marmite? Do we have just one power station to produce our energy? One bakery to give us our daily bread? One reservoir for water and a single vineyard for wine? Where is our security of supply for this vital source of yeast extract?
So out of touch even those who know they are out of touch are out of touch
Speaking to the BBC’s World at One, Mr Davis said Mr Cameron’s slogan, “We’re all in this together,” was not working.
He said many saw the Conservatives as “toffs” while working class voters saw them as “very well dressed, turned out well fed … in different world”
So we’re either Tories or chavs seems to be the only option available.