Supreme Court Rules Deliveroo Riders Aren’t Employees

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from the far-left Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) trying to classify Deliveroo drivers as employees rather than self-employed contractors. The High Court and Court of Appeal previously rejected the IWGB’s claim, which kicked off in 2017, for collective bargaining rights. Which would have instantly killed the nascent industry…

The unanimous dismissal finds riders “do not have an employment relationship with Deliveroo” and adds “the Central Arbitration Committee had rigorously scrutinised the substance of the relationship between Deliveroo and the riders“, finding no good evidence to support the union’s claim. This is because riders and drivers can easily arrange substitutes for themselves at any point. The IWGB now wants to go to the international courts. Deliveroo are free to ride…

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Supreme Court Rules Rwanda Plan Unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the current Rwanda plan is unlawful. Lord Reed, Supreme Court President, delivered the ruling which dismissed the government’s case and ruled in favour of June’s Court of Appeal ruling. The court was considering whether Rwanda is a “safe third country” for migrants to be sent to. Braverman said in her letter yesterday that Number 10 had no “Plan B“, though several options have been mooted.

UPDATE: Sunak has released a statement and planned a press conference for 4:45 p.m.

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Supreme Court Refuses Carole Cadwalladr’s Final Appeal Against Arron Banks

The Supreme Court has denied Carole Cadwalladr’s application for permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s ruling that she owed Arron Banks 60% of the legal costs over her conspiracist claims against Banks. Cadwalladr’s evergreen avenues for appeal have finally run out…

The court’s rejection lays out the “proposed appeal does not raise an arguable point of law“, and there is no evidence the Court of Appeal “erred in principle or exercised its discretion in an unreasonable manner“. The total costs in the case are some £3.2 million when you include Carole’s own costs. Her crowdfunder fans have covered the bill. Banks thanked the rabid remain fans for the “shed load of money“. End of the road…

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Government Given Go-Ahead to Bring Rwanda Plan to Supreme Court

The government’s last-ditch effort to get the Rwanda deportation plan over the line has been given the go-ahead. The Court of Appeal has granted permission to take the scheme to the Supreme Court, after the government challenged the High Court’s ruling that the plan was unlawful. One last try…

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WATCH: Suella Braverman Blasts “Unfair” Rwanda Judgement

In the Commons this afternoon, Braverman unleashed on the Court of Appeal judgement against Rwanda:

“The British people will no longer indulge the polite fiction that we have a duty or infinite capacity to support everyone in the world who is fleeing persecution… it is unfair on taxpayers who foot the hotel bill […] for people who’ve broken into this country. It’s unfair on those who play by the rules, and who want to see an asylum system that is fit for purpose. That our current system is exploited, and turned against us by those with no right to be in the UK. It’s unfair on those most in need of protection… This is madness, Mr Speaker, and it must end.”

Rishi confirmed soon after the ruling that the government is taking the judgement to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the boats will keep coming…

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Supreme Court Refuses Jolyon’s Appeal Over Gove Verdict

The Supreme Court has, regretfully, told Jolyon they won’t be wasting their time hearing his appeal case on the Michael Gove verdict. Meaning Jolyon ends the year just as he began it… with yet another loss.

Back in January, the Court of Appeal overturned a prior High Court ruling that a procurement contract was unlawfully awarded to Public First – a firm with links to Dominic Cummings and Michael Gove. Jolyon and the Good Law Project reacted with “profound surprise” as their impossibly rare win turned to dust before their eyes, and vowed to take it to the highest court in the land to seek justice. They failed. 

The Supreme Court refused the appeal because “the application does not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance“, and in the “emergency context created by the pandemic”. Looks like they had better things to be doing this Christmas…

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