Our young people deserve an Education Secretary that listens to, and takes seriously, the concerns of the experts: teachers. They deserve someone at the helm that recognises the crisis at the heart of the system they steer and acts to resolve it. Only this will stem the haemorrhage of principled educators from the profession. Be in no doubt, Nicky, this is happening on your watch. Act now.
As the Statista infographic based on ICM figures shows, the posher parts of the country are mostly in favour of staying put, while the less well-off seemingly want to get out.
Last week, the Court of Appeal ruled against the DWP again, meaning it could well be obliged to repay £130million in benefit payments to claimants who were 'sanctioned' after "refusing" workfare
I know there is a lot of anger among many junior doctors. I understand why: juniors have many legitimate concerns about their current work and training routines and to be told - falsely- that they would suffer a 30% pay cut would anger any sensible person. But they have been misled and in any event this week's strike action is totally disproportionate... As many junior doctors consider joining the picket line again today, my message to them is simple: please be responsible and consider the impact your strike action will have on patients. They remain the most important consideration for us all.
This week, the man who lifted the lid on the cynical practices employed by large, profitable corporations to avoid paying taxes goes on trial. Through...
We have a proud history in the UK of helping refugees escaping from appalling horrors, particularly children. Had we not given safe haven via the Kindertransport programme to thousands of Jewish children in the run up to the Second World War, most would have died in the Holocaust. We took in refugees from Iran and Vietnam, and those fleeing Idi Amin in Uganda. We did the right thing, and I believe we must do so again.
The Tories and their media can be like a broken record in their questioning of Jeremy Corbyn's ability to lead the country. However, as David Cameron has already said he will not lead the Conservative Party for a third term, a more pressing question is which Tory is going to be able to take the reins from Cameron.
Dear Mr Cameron, I'm writing to see if you will be supporting a change in legislation to address the vicious cycle of exploitation of recent graduates, disparity in the creative industries, and the block in social mobility that all this brings.
Munching down fish and chips while enjoying a pint of Broadside is a must-do when visiting Southwold. Even if your face is more battered by the wind than your cod is by the fryer; and even if you're soggier from the rain than your chips are from the vinegar. In fact it all tends to add to the whole experience.
If Remain wins, there are sure to be bruised egos and red eyes. That doesn't mean Britain will stay divided. We can pull together if the victors give credit to Leave's fears and hopes, and take material action to address them.
It is widely documented that we are making great strides to reduce long-term youth unemployment, but the success story we don't hear talked about so much is that there are now more young people than ever in education and training. That's more young people than ever getting the chance to earn a good living or gain the skills they need to succeed, no matter what their background - which is important for them and important for our country.
Britain is stronger, safer and better off as a member of a reformed European Union. Leaving would be a leap in the dark with a very high risk of seeing jobs lost, prices rise, and businesses shut out. Michael Gove had the chance today to try to set out a detailed plan for how he believes Britain could thrive outside Europe. Instead, his speech serves only to prove that no such plan exists.
I sometimes think that the In campaign appears to be operating to a script written by George R.R Martin and Stephen King - Brexit would mean a combination of a Feast for Crows and Misery. It's a deeply pessimistic view of the British people's potential and a profoundly negative vision of the future which isn't rooted in reality. The idea that if Britain voted to leave the European Union we would instantly become some sort of hermit kingdom, a North Atlantic North Korea only without that country's fund of international good will, is a fantasy, a phantom, a great, grotesque patronising and preposterous Peter Mandelsonian conceit...
Co-operation and trading on mutually beneficial terms are things we should preserve. The march towards standardisation and one size fits all solutions for a vastly disparate continent must come to an end, however. We cannot continue to sacrifice the prospects of Europe's young on the altar of this failing political experiment.
I have been missing in action for a good couple of months. For fine reason too, a membership examination followed by a brutal rota stint that left me ...
Taking the public's wishes seriously - even if they aren't serious - is vital for when more damning matters arise. When it gets tough Brits are known for having a stiff-upper lip and laughing it off. But now the public have been stopped from having that little bit of light.