Politics seems abstract, completely removed from everyday life
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Tuesday 10 September 2013
An obsession with youth has "distorted the standards" of today's TV, Sir Michael Parkinson has said.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Former Work and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett condemned Lord Freud's words as inaccurate and insensitive
Saturday 22 June 2013
Turnbull’s meeting with Frank Sinatra at the Savoy Hotel ended up in a late-night jamming session
Sunday 21 April 2013
More than half a billion pounds owed remain unpaid, despite threat of additional jail term
Wednesday 20 March 2013
A measure of Sir David Hart's influence in government circles can be glimpsed by the following exchange in the early days of New Labour. Tony Blair's education advisers were mulling over a potentially controversial education reform – there were murmurings about how it might be an anathema to the National Union of Teachers followed by silence. A voice, that of a senior adviser, piped up: "Ah, but what do the National Association of Head Teachers think about it?" The implication was that, if they too opposed it, it could be jettisoned to the history books.
Generous junior school children hand over an average of almost £2 a month of their pocket money to charity, poll finds
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Generous junior school children hand over an average of almost £2 a month of their pocket money to charity, according to research ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
It should be obvious that reading skills are essential throughout education, so why has this very serious problem only just come to light?
Sunday 01 July 2012
Lawbreakers face higher fines to fund victims' compensation
Thursday 23 February 2012
The company belonging to the back-to-work tsar, Emma Harrison, which is being looked at by Thames Valley Police in connection with allegations of fraud by employees, has been investigated nine times since 2005 by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Friday 10 February 2012
One hundred leading figures are today urging the Government to tackle the predatory behaviour of big energy companies by introducing a new levy on their profits.
Friday 10 February 2012
Big Six suppliers heading for bumper profits and bonuses as more than 5.5 million UK homes hit by fuel poverty
Sunday 22 January 2012
Monday 12 December 2011
Former Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has accepted £200,000 in damages after her phone was targeted by the News of the World.
Monday 13 March 2006
Sunday 27 November 2005
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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