Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 16 April

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The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts

newspapers4General election right to buy pledge would face legal challenge, housing association warns [Huffington Post]

Leaders’ wives: Who’s the most popular political partner, Dechert’s Miriam Gonzalez or 39 Essex’s Justine Thornton? [The Mirror]

Google faces antitrust action from EU competition watchdog [The Guardian]

Former shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry who sneered at white van man now attacks Tory right-to-buy plan — even though she bought a £1million housing association home which she rents out [Mail Online]

Netflix’s new blind superhero lawyer is better dressed than you are [GQ]

Freshfields Manchester: consultation closes and relocations imminent [The Lawyer]

The Criminal Courts Charge: a “tax on the poor” or making criminals “pay their way”? [Halsbury’s Law Exchange]

University Challenge law student criticises BBC over lack of women students on show [The Mirror]

New Twitter homepage for lawyers is here [Above the Law]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Law graduate wanted for conveyancing paralegal role at multi office firm based throughout Bournemouth [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“So it seems to me that there actually not being a ‘British law’ is a mischievous but useful point to assert in the face of the UKIP manifesto … ” [Legal Cheek Comments]