Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
David Willetts's proposal merely formalises the process of purchasing access that already exists.
Young women need different models of femininity.
On the day of the wedding, this country is undergoing a profound identity crisis.
Royal wedding cheerleaders want to drag us back to the days of deference.
What happened when police, squatters and anti-Tesco protesters clashed in Bristol.
Petty revenge politics does nothing but reduce us to the level of Westminster.
Governments have long been reluctant to draw attention to the links between mental health and socio-economic factors.
This reading list may not make you happy, but it might just make you brave.
British universities now see themselves as companies, and students are the losers.
The entire premise of social mobility rests on the blithe acceptance of social inequality.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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