UK Politics
11 July 2005
What you think about John Smith defines who you are in Labour party politics. If you think he was the last complacent...
Politics
13 June 2005
Unsatisfactory pupil behaviour, poor academic progress, inappropriate buildings, absent staff, high rates of exclusion...
UK Politics
16 May 2005
Amid all the speculation about the future of Tony Blair, and the prospects for a Gordon Brown succession, everybody...
Human Rights
28 March 2005
The Trades Union Congress has just launched its bid to be a key player in the workplace learning business, in the form...
Human Rights
07 March 2005
A television programme has just been cancelled after a militant group vowed to kill the woman whose opinions are...
Books
31 January 2005
The trouble with single-issue pressure groups is that if they lose, people feel they have wasted their energies, and if...
UK Politics
17 January 2005
Ministers still seem convinced that big business in Britain wants to dig deep into its profits to pay for our children'...
Books
10 January 2005
Cyril Taylor was Margaret Thatcher's education guru, and Conor Ryan was David Blunkett's adviser when Blunkett was...
Politics
06 December 2004
I know that metropolitan opinion has on the whole swung against Kimberly Quinn and that, for all sorts of reasons,...
Education
06 December 2004
When you think of education, the first name that comes to mind is probably not Sunny Varkey, an extremely rich Dubai...
UK Politics
29 November 2004
In all the controversy over hunting, almost no one bothers to inquire about the views of rural workers. After all, one...
Education
08 November 2004
It has been a bad couple of weeks for religious indoctrination in schools, with four small victories for those of a...
Education
01 November 2004
Would Oxford really "go private" as its chancellor, Chris Patten, has suggested? The threat was made in defence of the...
UK Politics
25 October 2004
Politics is an increasingly popular subject, and courses are generally oversubscribed. But they are not filled with...
Human Rights
25 October 2004
If Tony Blair had read a penetrating lecture by the distinguished human rights lawyer Cherie Booth, QC, in November...

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