Last Friday, just as you were settling in to watch Gogglebox, no doubt eager to hear yet another hot take on the Will Smith slap, the UK government was landing a sucker punch of its own. As it sometimes does when we’re distracted by the arrival of the weekend, it snuck out the news that its long-awaited Employment Bill would once again be postponed.

 

For those of us that follow the really boring daily stuff that happens in parliament, this was somewhat expected. Back in December, business minister Paul Scully had said ministers would bring the bill forward 'when Parliamentary time allows it'. That’s kind of like telling your kids ‘we’ll see’.

 

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