Politics
02 June 2003
Charles Clarke, the Education Secretary, has for three weeks focused his formidable political intellect on the schools...
Politics
05 May 2003
Anyone with a sense of history will surely have recoiled from recent talk of having George Galloway arraigned for...
UK Politics
21 April 2003
The biggest cut in many years in funding for Britain's schools has passed virtually unnoticed. Until head teachers...
Business
14 April 2003
Shares in edubusiness - the companies that try to take over parts of state education and run it at a profit - have been...
Books
14 April 2003
Victor Rothschild was not a Soviet spy. The evidence against him was of the sort the security services specialise in:...
International Politics
03 March 2003
Woman's Hour recently asked children what they knew about the coming war with Iraq. A five-year-old girl said: "It's...
UK Politics
10 February 2003
This updated edition of David Blunkett's memoirs is really two books, crudely bolted together. This is because there...
UK Politics
27 January 2003
The traditionally fractious building trade union Ucatt looks as though it is shaping up for 18 months of fratricidal...
UK Politics
20 January 2003
For months, the government has been promising a strategy for the universities. There's still no definite date, probably...
UK Politics
16 December 2002
The sharp-toothed young men and women who spin for Tony Blair thought the Fire Brigades Union was easy prey. The...
Society
09 December 2002
Saying the class war is over is like saying the cold war is over. What people really mean is: our side won. The upper...
Society
18 November 2002
While the government fights to keep, and even to extend, selection at the age of 11 in the rest of the UK, the 11-plus...
UK Politics
18 November 2002
If you had watched closely as MPs processed to the House of Lords for the Queen's Speech on Wednesday, you may have...
Politics
11 November 2002
One day in 1979, the Times gave Ken Morgan, general secretary of the National Union of Journalists, space to reply to...
Society
21 October 2002
Teachers' unions threaten industrial action, every right-wing newspaper acts as cheerleader, and the education...

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