Skip to comments.[UK] Work program ‘incompatible’ with EU human rights laws, says judge
Posted on 07/04/2014 7:31:55 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Iain Duncan Smith has pledged to appeal after a judge ruled that emergency legislation introduced over a flagship back-to-work program is incompatible with European human rights laws.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said that it disagrees with Mrs. Justice Lang, who said that retrospective legislation introduced interfered with the right to a fair trial under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Human rights lawyers said the judgment was a damning assessment and, if upheld on appeal, could lead to some £130 million having to be paid out to thousands of jobseekers allowance claimants denied benefits under the schemes.
Under the Work Program, providers from the voluntary, private and public sectors are paid according to results to get people into work, with extra incentives to support the hardest to help.
The back-to-work schemes have been condemned by critics as slave labor because they involve work without paybut are seen by supporters as a good way of getting the unemployed back into the world of work.
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EU Human Rights laws protect the criminal and punishes the victim.
The alternative is to stop the programs altogether or, better yet, for the UK to leave and EU
What is scary is that I have seen a few folks here cheerlead for the EU....
The EU is proof positive liberal free trade doesn’t work...there isn’t enough socialism to cover the failure
The EU is a social market economy and really does not believe in what one would call “free trade”something that Marx decried, for the record. The problem is a free market trading with unfree markets, which will erode the freedom of the free market.
But it is an organization founded on Free Trade and Free Trade is objective #1 of the EU
No free trade agreement, deal, pact, really provides free trade. Even the World Trade Organization allows the EU and other nations to tariff via the Value Added Tax
Right now, Obama is working to pass an US-EU free trade agreement. If it passes...expect those EU rules coming here
No, the EU is not about free trade at all. It is about imperialism.
And the bit about “EU rules coming here” illustrates imperialism rather than actual free trade.