Entries by Sam Parker from 08/2011

Senseless Violence Pervaded Much of Clapham Last Night

| Posted 08.09.2011 | UK

As a Northerner who regularly teases family and friends back home for their misconception of the capital as a dangerous, violent place, it was a shock to find myself feeling afraid of London for the first time.

David Starkey Has Failed us as an Intellectual

| Posted 08.14.2011 | UK

Beyond the obvious, there was something deeply troubling about David Starkey's appearance on Newsnight on Friday.

Four-year sentence for Facebook rioters shows we are losing our heads

| Posted 08.17.2011 | UK

In the wake of the riots, it was wryly observed by more than one commentator that those of a normally liberal disposition were suddenly getting in touch with their authoritarian side.

Why a Degree Need Never be Called 'Worthless'

| Posted 08.18.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Of all the arguments made back when lifting the cap on tuition fees was still masquerading as a debate rather than a foregone conclusion, the one the irked me most was about young people 'wasting their time doing sub-standard degrees'.