Did you go to a grammar school? And if you did, did you get a good education? If the answer to both those questions is Yes, you may very well have welcomed the government's pledge in the budget this week to make extra money available for new schools that will be allowed to choose their pupils according to academic ability...
Last week, White House officials said that President Trump would increase military spending by $54 billion, taking funds from domestic programs and fo...
This isn't the "biggest reunion in pop history" - that will always be reserved for ABBA - but just like those legendary Swedes, there is a huge amount of genuine love and affection for Steps and it helps that their timing is immaculate.
If you are a Birmingham resident, we encourage you to lobby your MP and local councillor to object to these extremists marching in the centre of Birmingham and being given public properly to do so, you can use our model letter to contact your local representative.
Democracy, fragile as it is, is held together not only through the body of laws that define democratic governance but also through the activities of a free press, which can hold power to account.
So yesterday I was dismayed, like almost every other day since the U.S Presidential Election, by yet another story of Donald Trump disrespecting someone and acting like a high school bully via that least appropriate of presidential platforms, Twitter.
Plenty has been written about the 'left-behind' voters who have now created Brexit and Trump and are threatening to make a fascist President of France. But they have mostly been regarded - and possibly accurately - as something of a throwback, Luddites who provide little more than a general talking point and a useful demos for a small group of right-wing commentators with populist pretensions. There have been very few attempts to analyse the actual content of left-behindedness.
President Trump has hit the ground running in terms of building 'fortress USA' and in doing so has failed to recognise the undeniably significant history of migration on which his beloved USA was founded and the contribution of migrants in helping to make America 'great'.
Many of us are still smarting from the losses we suffered in 2016 - from Brexit to the deaths of the likes of David Bowie and George Michael. For music lovers like myself, I felt the latter even more keenly than the first - and the inauguration of Donald Trump almost did me in totally.
In an administration in which racism has gone mainstream, it should be no surprise that Jewish minorities would be no exception. The last week of February saw 21 bomb threats to Jewish schools and community centres, alongside vandalism across the country, including the desecrations of Jewish cemeteries in St Louis, Philadelphia and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The media has been criticised for its reporting of the US presidential election campaign and the EU referendum. Several media outlets were accused of biased coverage and excessive focus on personalities rather than policies. Journalists working on these two campaigns have had to determine how to report on politicians' false claims.
The media and public tidal wave of alternative facts, misrepresented data, invented nonsense and malicious deception overwhelms and saturates the discussion platform environment with such startling and ever increasing rapidity that measured scientific response to it becomes impossible.
In this week's House of Lords debate about the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, Nigel Lawson (father of a TV cook and former Chancellor of the ...
I stand with her in her belief that only a humane, fair and efficient asylum system will enable torture survivors to gain asylum and begin to repair the terrible scars of torture on our bodies and minds.
Barely a month after inauguration, then, and the meaning of 'fake news' has lost any real relationship with identifying what's true and what's not. The phrase, along with the agenda, has been co-opted almost completely. It's now all about the exercise of power, clear and simple.
While appeals to traditional morality may help pass a Domestic Violence Act in Uganda, women's inheritance and land rights remain out of reach. Women pull together with other women to place transformative ideas on the agenda: and then they make pragmatic alliances with men to make change happen.