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Thursday 01 September 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
The role of central government politicians is to ensure that laws are clear and precise. Police forces have a clear mandate to apply them, free from interference. Once prime ministers, metropolitan mayors or home secretaries believe they are better placed than highly trained police officers to do the job and use their access to the media to make cheap political points, we are on a downward slide.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Using a computer, like pottery and unicycling, is a fairly solitary pursuit. Unencumbered by meddlesome advice, we develop our own peculiar methods of operating them and ways of navigating around their screens – so it's not surprising that watching someone else at the keyboard can be unexpectedly hilarious.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Saturday 20 August 2011
Starkey’s arrogance was his undoing. He began to bluster, and the more he blustered, the more ruthless his baby adversary became
Thursday 18 August 2011
It is impossible to think about the latest depressing figures on youth unemployment without remembering the riots.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
The overwhelming number of people who have been dragged through the courts appear to be those for whom tertiary education is as unlikely as a trip to the Moon
Sunday 14 August 2011
Lord Oakeshott, the Lib Dem peer, warned over the weekend that the UK has already wasted £14bn on the war in Afghanistan and cannot afford to continue spending more on the military operation at a time of such acute financial crisis.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Court sentences and communities seek revenge, but that merely perpetuates a damaging cycle
Saturday 13 August 2011
OMG (as my children might say), what a week it has been. Unbelievable scenes on the streets of our major cities, non-stop trawling of the news for the latest (accurate) information, and constant updating of stories.
Friday 12 August 2011
The number of women dying in childbirth every year is 10 times higher than the civilians killed in the conflict. But a new clinic is offering a brighter future
Friday 05 August 2011
They didn't do bestseller lists in Richard Jefferies' day, but even if they had, it's hard to imagine him submitting to the publicity interviews and book signings faced by the modern commercial author.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Whatever spin teachers, educators and politicians put on the results of the latest primary school tests one thing is clear. One in three 11-year-olds – that is 183,000 boys and girls – failed to achieve the basic skills in reading, writing and maths that they will they need to benefit from the secondary education they will begin in September.
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