Blame academy: Even schools designed to be free from regulation need some oversight, as a Sutton Trust report shows
24 July 2014 01:02 AM
If the Government’s educational policy is really as unideological and fact-based as ministers make out, then the latest study into the performance of England’s academy schools makes for uncomfortable reading, indicating that the facts do not fit official policy.
23 July 2014 09:21 PM
Public indignation over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 a week ago remains high. It is only natural for our leaders to identify with and amplify emotion of this sort, both to improve their standing among voters and, if possible, to have some impact on the future behaviour of the Russians.
Cold case: A renewed effort to discover the truth about Alexander Litvinenko’s death is both practically and politically motivated
22 July 2014 11:26 PM
It is seven years, 34 weeks and four days since the fugitive Russian secret serviceman, Alexander Litvinenko, died a ghastly death in University College Hospital in London, after someone had dosed him with radioactive polonium, allegedly while he was sipping tea with two fellow Russians in a London hotel.
22 July 2014 11:24 PM
What is the point of the Commonwealth? Sadly, that is not a question that gets posed very often, even among its 2.3 billion citizens. The organisation has a second-best air; the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow reminds us that this is the second-largest global sports gathering, after the Olympics. The Commonwealth itself is the second-largest international grouping, after the UN. Its peoples are also second-class when it comes to the former imperial parent, whose trading and political links are firmly, if unenthusiastically, with the EU. It is hard to believe that, until 1962, every Commonwealth citizen had an unfettered right of abode in Britain. Today it is far easier for a German to settle here than a Trinidadian.
21 July 2014 11:13 PM
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20 July 2014 10:11 PM
We don’t wish to spoil anyone’s summer holiday in our beautiful countryside, but that pretty dappled river meandering through the fields may not be all it appears. Armageddon could be brewing on its bed.
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
18 July 2014 09:08 PM
Though he cannot have wished it, the Russian President is responsible for this massacre. He must restrain his dogs of war
18 July 2014 09:05 PM
With the eyes of the world on the catastrophe in Ukraine, the Israeli armed forces have kicked off the latest episode in a 66-year-old conflict whose resolution seems further away than ever.
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 I was a Woman Against Feminism too
- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 Chief Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone has contracted the deadly disease himself
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media