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I’m up late this evening with plenty more work still do to, and like many bloggers (er, all of us, I suspect) will check my blog stats in idle moments. It’s all part of the narcissistic nature of the beast. An old colleague once teased me about reaching the half million mark, and I see that today is the day. I just checked and it is just over three years since I started this whole thing. John Reid was Home Secretary then, I see from the first post. We’ve been through I think three in three years, with another to come very shortly I imagine. Meanwhile there are now 349 email subscribers and around 1,000 unique users per day. Free Movement isn’t exactly massive but it does seem to reach a surprisingly wide audience now.
In more interesting news, I heard from Margaret in chambers today that her Court of Appeal test case on the award of damages in unlawful detention claims was successful. More details once the case is reported, but it sounds like aggravated damages do not need to be explicitly pleaded to be awarded and the Thompson approach to quantum is confirmed.
Right, back to the grindstone…