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Labelling schools undermines customer confidence
With the outlook so bleak for Labour, the government is reacting nervously to ideas of change. But s
The public sector ethos may be on its last legs.
Labour's Sharon Hodgson says universal free school meals are a vote winner and would boost the natio
Commuting without alcohol, Boris's first wedding and being the blondest Johnson. Jonathan Calder ref
In 1968 one of the most prominent protests in the UK was at the Hornsey College of Art...
Legacy: Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes Trust and Rhodes Scholarships
A set of documentary films from 1930 to 1950 shows a Britain in which equality is so near as to feel
Faced with an almost unprecedented drop in popularity, some in the Labour Party are starting to thin
A satire on middle-class niceties works well as both comedy and philosophy
God of Carnage
Once the National Health Service put equality first.
Why teachers may be wrong about this class issue
In the 1930s, the Shell oil company helped create a very British kind of modernism
After the Party
Andrew Feinstein Jonathan Ball Publishers, 300pp, £10
Ed Balls should read his own department's reports.
In the throes of a two month alcohol detox and a tour Richard pauses to reflect on some of the finer
Observations on Canada
Having defined himself against his predecessor, is Gordon Brown now embracing Blair's vision for pub
A legal loophole ensures that as long as someone doesn't falsely claim to offer a UK-recognised qual
New scores tell parents nothing about schools
Observations on immigration
Herring reveals the inspiration he found in a children's Christmas show plus thoughts on the joy of
We will be hearing a lot more about "personalised" public services in 2008
The education secretary is passionate about transforming schools and the lives of children in Britai
On 9 December 2006 two baby girls born in a Czech hospital were mixed up and were sent home with the
How a row between two Denmark-based academics broke out on newstatesman.com. Here Hans Hauge respond
Ministers can't make children read.
The O2's exhibition of artefacts from ancient Egypt has been dismissed as "tacky" and "rapacious". T
Following active student campaigning a couple of UK universities have now agreed to look into invest
Do faith schools promote cohesion and help with integration or are they a force for division in soci