Does a better social mix make these schools acceptable? The left has been silent on this issue for the past 40 years.
The founder of the academies programme says Labour peer Sally Morgan "should be reappointed as chair of Ofsted, to preserve its independence and integrity."
The mayor wants strikes to be banned unless 50 per cent of staff vote, but turnout in the 2012 mayoral election was just 38 per cent.
Even if depriving dangerous individuals of their citizenship can be right in principle, can we really trust governments to use such a power prudently in practice?
The Education Secretary has fallen for his own hype.
The Education Secretary's running battles with teachers and "the blob" do not endear him to voters.
The challenge for mainstream parties is to express and ground alternative ideas of the English nation and to connect these to a renewed case for the Union.
The great council housing boom of the post-war years was only achieved by public investment. The same action is needed now.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that there is unlikely to be a "strong recovery" in living standards and that wages are still likely to be lower in 2015 than they were in 2010.
After Cable criticised "the pace and scale of cuts" set out by George Osborne after 2015, Alexander releases new figures extending the Chancellor's plan until 2020-21.
Provided growth is strong and sustained, Labour will be able to dramatically increase investment while still reducing debt as a proportion of GDP.
Were England and Wales to adopt proportional representation, 27 of the party's 69 electoral deserts would return Labour councillors.
Leonard Lyle was Tory MP for Bournemouth (1940-45). In 1918, he was elected at West Ham (Stratford). After Lyle lost that seat in 1922, he was elected at Epping in a by-election in 1923 but stood down the following year so that Winston Churchill could return to parliament.
Neither the tax rises proposed by Labour, nor the benefits cuts proposed by the Tories would make a significant dent in the deficit.
Politics is full of knockers.
Balls has left himself with room to borrow to invest but the party's fiscal rules mean total spending will be falling for almost every year of the next parliament.
The Labour leader's plans for government can factor in the prospect of having Balls as his chancellor, but in a shrunken empire.
The Governor of the Bank of England made clear that a successful currency union requires fiscal union, the very thing the Scottish First Minister is in politics to end with the rest of the UK.
Social investment welfare spending is central to future prosperity and the state has to become a more active and assertive economic actor.
The Labour leader broke with his new sober style and hammered Cameron over his refusal to rule out cutting the top tax rate again.
Gloria De Piero says "This result comes as little surprise when you remember Nick Clegg leads a Parliamentary Party which has as many men with knighthoods as it has women MPs."
Both private and public sector organisations need to relearn Roosevelt's great insight: privileges provoke responsibilities.
The UK will accept just 500 refugees from the country, compared to the 10,000 taken by Germany.
Rather than hyperbole over a national growth figure, we need regionalised figures to show how prosperity is unevenly spread.
Rich people in other countries demand they be required to pay higher taxes more often than you might think. So why doesn't Britain have a Warren Buffett or a Bill Gates, willing to pay a little bit more tax for everybody's benefit?
Despite being repeatedly pressed by Ed Balls at Treasury questions, the Chancellor refuses to comment on whether the Tories want to reduce the top rate from 45 per cent to 40 per cent.
Politicians no longer change the world, technology does. Even as wealth has become more concentrated, power has become more dispersed.
The economy is still 1.3 per cent smaller than before the recession and the recovery remains the slowest since 1870s.
Many of the co-ops, which were meant to be a “shortlife” solution for long housing waiting lists and run-down properties in the late 1970s and early 1980s, are still there today. Now, they are being sold off at auction, and long-existing communities are