Lamb to the slaughter

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BY KEVIN MAGUIREPUBLISHED 25 APRIL 2012 - THE NEW STATESMAN

Norman Lamb, the employment relations minister, is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The past has caught up with a Liberal Democrat making it easier for bosses to sack hired hands without compensation. His Labour shadow Ian Murray acquired a rare, unsigned copy of a book Lamb published in 1998 with the snappy title of Remedies in the Employment Tribunal: Damages for Discrimination and Unfair Dismissal. Back then, the little Lamb toiled as an employment solicitor. His manual advises claimants how to maximise pay-offs. It may be mixing metaphors but Stormin’ Norman appears to be a poacher-turned-gamekeeper.