05 September 2013
In the summer of 1972, in school playgrounds the length and breadth of the land, prefabs sprouted. After nearly a...
29 May 2013
You've never heard of them.
29 April 2013
Perhaps the most surreal moment in Britain's Margaret Thatcher tribute jamboree came when Peter Lilley...
25 March 2013
You know who I hate? Children. Little bastards, with their snot and their questions and their boundless...
17 January 2013
Maybe we get the service we pay for.
13 December 2012
On Wednesday I received the most brilliantly headlined press release I've seen since (yes, this actually happened)...
Star Spangled Staggers
14 September 2012
So here's the situation. The sitting US president is an incredibly divisive figure. The challenger is pushing a...
28 June 2012
Back in 2010, a bunch of councils took Michael Gove to court for his decision to snatch away money they'd been...
17 November 2011
Remember when Doctor Who was played by Eric Idle? Or how about the time it was Pierce Brosnan on a quest to find his...
15 November 2011
So here's a good one from the savior/killer of the NHS (delete according to taste), Health Secretary Andrew Lansley:...
07 June 2011
An Oxbridge education has a lot of advantages. You are taught by some of the top people in your chosen field. You get...
09 May 2011
The government's free schools programme has started with a whimper. Not so long ago, ministers were talking of new...
28 October 2010
Jon Stainbrook doesn't try to keep the excitement out of his voice. "In 2006, in 2008, if you had an R by your...
15 October 2010
In just under three weeks, America goes to the polls for the midterm elections. And whichever way you cut it, things...
09 July 2010
Michael Gove, let's be honest, has had better weeks. On Monday, in a rip-roaring speech to the Commons, he announced...