With grammars and universal school meals, both main parties have decided to answer policy questions no one is asking.
Presenting the child for vaccination, the nurse invariably says, with puzzled face: “Where’s Mummy?” “Oh, that’s easy,” my husband wants to say. “It’s 2016."
If religion had no bearing on school timetables, we would not have Easter and Christmas holidays.
Today, few teenagers learn Latin or Greek. But would we understand the world better if we read and studied classics?
A sweet Christmas tradition - or a toy that trains children in the logic of the police state?
We would eat a Chocolate Orange on Christmas afternoon and Matchmakers in the evening, and never the other way around.
Bad news for the boys, good news for ethnic minority applicants.
Free education in Scotland: a bung for the middle class, paid for by the poor.
For all the anger over the new fees system, it is in many respects more progressive.
Gaming is frequently touted as an escape from the world - but it can also be a guide to it.
"We silently walked out because Ms Hopkins has the right to speak, but we also have the right to express our discontent."
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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