Is Austerity Really Over? Not Likely

Professor Jonathan Davies | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Jonathan Davies

Only time will tell whether the seismic events of the past week, and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn can bring this about. The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity will certainly be keeping its finger on the pulse!

Michael Gove Accuses The Remain Campaign Of 'Slut-Shaming' The British Public

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Politics
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Michael Gove has accused the Remain campaign of “slut-shaming” the British public. In a column for the Times, the former Vote Leave campaigner wro...

The Westminster Assassins

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I'm going to take a deep breath, count to ten, and try very hard to pretend that the people who are running the country are grown-ups. I'm going to resist all Shakespearian allusions and attempt to negotiate a path through the wreckage that now passes for the British political scene.

Labour Have Nothing to Contribute in the Education Debate - Selfish Attacks Lay Bare the Intellectual Bankruptcy of Their Position

Afzal Amin | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Afzal Amin

We need to fight this sort of small-minded class-war attack and to celebrate that which is great in our country, emulate it for the benefit of more people and ensure that where something works we support it, and where it is failing we correct it. Labour have not learnt this lesson, they are unfit to govern and the British people will rightly reject them in May next year.

School for Creative Startups; Take Note Mr Gove

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Despite superficially positive figures regarding unemployment coming out in the past few months, let's be clear, there is a massive employment crisis in the United Kingdom. We have unemployment at 6.8%, with a further 500,000 people in work being underemployed and a shocking 2% of the workforce on zero hours contracts with no certain earnings from week to week. This is not a stable situation for the nation, for working people or for the economy.

Why I Loathe Gove's 'British Values'

Minesh Parekh | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

Education secretary Michael Gove recently declared that all 20,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK, stating that this government 'will put the promotion of British values at the heart of what every school has to deliver for children'. But this raises several questions, most importantly: what actually are "British" values?

What Has Happened to Michael Gove?

James Snell | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The worst thing about it is that Michael Gove has the potential to be a truly excellent minister. He is an intelligent man, who genuinely cares about his department and education in general. I can see no reason to indicate that he is motivated by anything other than the best of intentions.

Teacher Strikes; It's Not About Money

Tom Walters | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Walters

Every industry needs inspecting to improve standards and ensure continuous improvement. However, Gove has taken his 'noble profession' and effectively taken it into a backroom to be beaten and robbed. The results are changes that have taken what was the noble profession and turned it into the impossible profession.

Vote Tory If You Want Schools Run for Profit

Henry Stewart | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Stewart

That is unlikely to be a slogan that we will see on Conservative posters at the next election. The Tories know it is a deeply unpopular idea. Only 6% of the UK population support it, according to a YouGov poll for the NUT (84% were opposed with 10% undecided).

The Private Tuition Boom, What's the Fuss About?

Alex Dyer | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Working together is the best option, it would benefit children, teachers, parents and schools, cohesive learning is the best way forward! Regardless of all the changes that are taking place, parents wouldn't be scared any more if we work together, they'd be happy.

White-Washing British History

Minesh Parekh | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

On Friday 6 September, David Cameron refuted a Russian official's summation that Britain was 'just a small island' by delivering a speech that reeked of a Gove-esque approach to popular history entwined with petulant patriotism. He seemed to cry out that "Britain's one of the bigger kids too, even if it wasn't allowed to go to war this time", calling upon the rhetoric of the past as if to prove Britain's place in the present world and reimagining it as it suited him.

Gove Needs to Rethink GCSEs Retakes

Esther Hayden | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Hayden

Once again Michael Gove has not thought this through, how on earth can you force teenagers, especially those that are clearly not schools swots to attend extra lessons? A lot of the time those that fail are the kids that do not want to be in school, do not pay attention and don't do the work.

Just Watch That Gove Bandwagon Gather Speed

Robin Lustig | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

My argument was that all of the likely election outcomes in 2015, the least likely was an overall Tory victory that would enable him to remain in Downing Street. Now, though, I'm beginning to think his downfall could come even sooner.

Felicity A Morse

Gove's Historical Research Based On Premier Inn Polls And Regurgitated Press Releases | Felicity A Morse | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has come under fire after basing claims that children had “disturbing historical ignorance” on a handful of PR surveys, including pol...

Gove Accused Of 'Shamefully Neglecting' Nation's Children

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has been accused of "shamefully neglecting" the nation's children and pushing ahead with damaging education reforms. Pupils are suffer...

Keep the State Out of Our Love Lives

Joel Durston | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

The truth is relationships and sex are (literally) f***ing minefields. Any attempt for the state to intrude further into non-criminal in this would inevitably draw widespread criticism from those of all political persuasions.

Gove's Latest Masterplan

Patrick Thompson | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

Now that the memo is public people should start worrying about the plans it contains. As ever it appears that the demands of politics have crossed the demands of the people, at current funding levels academies, free schools and 'normal' state schools will require an increase in funding just two months before the next general elections

LOOK: Play 'U-Turn' - The Game Of Chaos And Confusion!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Whether you're unsure of your own mind, unable to come up with a workable policy, or just keep making mistakes - you'll love the fun new game 'U-Turn'...

Michael Gove To Bring Back Two-Year A-Levels

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove is to bring back traditional two-year A-levels with end-of-course exams in a major overhaul of the system. AS-leve...

Michael Gove To Argues Exams Give Children 'A Sense Of Satisfaction'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Exams motivate children, giving them a sense of satisfaction and happiness, Michael Gove is to say. The Education Secretary is to argue for rigorou...

An Open Letter to Michael Gove From an English Teacher on a Dark Day for Education

Chris M. Edwards | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Chris M. Edwards

Effectively, we are everything you hate and everything you would like to abolish. We are the skidmark on the sparkling underpants of your brave new world of academies and free schools.

WATCH: Michael Gove - 'I DO Want To Be Prime Minister'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Comedy

The Education Secretary made his shocking revelation during an interview with Kay Burley - watch the Sky News clip above. (Video for The Huffingto...

Action Needed on Modern Languages

Neil Jeffery | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Neil Jeffery

Beneath all the traditional media publicity and right-wing outcry about public examinations results in England this last Thursday, there was one statistic that for me was very worrying indeed.

Primary School Pupils Could Learn Mandarin Under National Curriculum Changes

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Learning a language will be compulsory from the age of seven and children as young as five will be expected to learn and recite poetry by heart under ...

The Perfect English Lesson: Not What We Thought All Along!

Bansi Kara | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

If there's one thing English teachers should read before they go back to work on Monday, it is the Ofsted document entitled 'Moving English Forward'.