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Bernie Evans
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Applauding Churchill?
Applauding  a film about Churchill has something to
do with, as Simon Kelner says, "a nostalgic feeling", but much more to do with
the result of years of manipulating history by modern governments (All cheer the
flawed hero in our time of need, 17.01.18)...
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Running down NHS
Theresa May`s pathetic attempt to display strong leadership, along with an equally feeble effort to convince voters that she is listening, explain her recent endeavours to replace the "lightweight and serial blame-passer" who is Jeremy Hunt (Pity the NHS, b...
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Hero-worshipping Churchill has to stop
How someone with a first-class honours degree in history from Cambridge can "misremember" so much in one article on Churchill beggars belief, especially in a newspaper, which constantly argues against the manipulation of our history, and in favour of releas...
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End "special relationship" nonsense
Khan and Corbyn, contrary to what Boris Johnson
thinks, must do everything in their power to put the so-called "special
relationship" with America, "at risk" (Johnson rages at Corbyn and Khan for
"endangering US investment in Britain", 12/01/18). In fact...
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Time for Barber to face the music
Toby Young may have gone, but why should the OfS chair, Sir Michael Barber, get off so lightly (Cut adrift by other regulators, it was not worth fighting on,10/01/18)? After all, the OfS  "candidates had been vetted by a panel" led by him, and Young`s appli...
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BBC pay solution
Carrie Gracie is to be commended for her courageous decision to resign from her BBC post because of the corporation`s "secretive and illegal pay structure" (Top BBC journalist quits ,08/01/18). There can be little room for optimism, however, that such actio...
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As if Tories care
Justine
Greening was probably right to say that the experience and skill of the board
members of the new Office for Students will be key in ensuring the OfS achieves
its ambitions” (Morning Star, 02/01/18). The trouble is that those “ambitions”
are clearly ...
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Blair not regarded as pariah for nothing!
It is difficult to equate the editor`s desire for a "transformative plan for Britain" to be implemented (Leader,8th December 2017), with the inclusion of yet another interview with Blair (A second act for the great persuader, 8th December,2017).      The ar...
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OfS a university regulator?
Of course it is right to raise questions "over the suitability of the journalist and free schools advocate", Toby Young, to sit on the board of the OfS, but there are equally relevant questions not being asked (Department exaggerated Young`s qualifications ...
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With a little help..(Guardian letter)
The award of a knighthood to "the Tory kingmaker Graham Brady", who as chair of the 1922 committee, "has Theresa May`s political future in his hands", might appear a little dubious (Politicians to the fore despite May`s promise to stamp out cronyism, 30/12/...
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