Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 5 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Conservative MP Crispin Blunt calls for the legalisation of all drugs [BuzzFeed News]

Conman who pretended washing powder was cocaine guilty of defrauding drug users [The Telegraph]

Mayor’s legal bid to stop UK building ‘Great Wall of Calais’ to stop refugees attempting to reach Britain fails [The Independent]

Ministry of Defence drops legal fight against doctor they sacked by text while he was on holiday after he blew whistle on army base ‘drugs scam’ [Mail Online]

Northern Ireland could veto Brexit, Belfast high court told [The Guardian]

Southern Rail strike: Train firm plans legal action in bid to stop new action [Evening Standard]

Juror faces jail after searching Google for defendant [Manchester Evening News]

Creating new employment law for Deliveroo and Uber workers won’t be easy, but someone’s got to do it [City A.M.]

Remain oaf’s pompus Brexit whinge [Guido Fawkes’ Blog]

The punishment for having a bad lawyer shouldn’t be the death penalty [The Guardian]

Applications for Ashurst’s winter vacation scheme are now open [Legal Cheek Hub]

“So, basically, their computers are locked meaning they cannot do any work at all if they haven’t done enough work already. Great. Really intelligent tactic that one” [Legal Cheek comments]