Government Policy

All Around the World, We're All the Same

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

None of us can save another human being. Each of us has a responsibility to save ourselves. No one is to blame when the easiest option becomes the best option. Life is hard. Life is cruel.

Education in Crisis? Perhaps Government Policy Is At Fault

Hilary Robinson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
Hilary Robinson

The more pupils there are who get certificates, the greater the responsibility for those who don't. Those are the words of one of the most influentia...

Life as a Student Carer

Paul M. Davies | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

Student carers occupy a blind spot in welfare services. If you're in full time education, you can't access carer's allowance, even if, like me, you provide over 50 hours of care a week. This is why I have to work part time on top of my other responsibilities.

Thatcher: A Learning Opportunity Missed?

Jim Cowan | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jim Cowan

Right or left, those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them, something politicians of all hues have been doing since she left office and, no doubt will continue to do into the future.

The Difficulty of Being Happy

Nikita Malik | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

I'd like to live well, and I would love a class to teach me how to do it. Till these 'schools of happiness' become a part of our society, however, we'll have to do the research on our own - and hope that life is the best teacher.

Badgers - Let's Cure Not Kill

Violet Owens | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Violet Owens

Our countryside could soon be peppered with the bodies of badgers, if the government's proposed cull of badgers goes ahead as planned in large areas of west Somerset and west Gloucestershire.

Not In Front Of The Children - Please

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Predictably, the prime minster is taking flak over his decision to run parenting classes for people. As expected, some are calling the initiative an example of the Nanny State. In due course, editors will pull out examples of poor parenting by members of his government or those who advise him. We all know what's coming, don't we?

Young People To Be Given A Greater Voice In National Policies

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Young people in England are to be given more say over national Government policies and council decisions which affect them, a minister has announced. ...

Government's Chaotic Management of its Defence Responsibilities is an Indictment of Short-Term Thinking

Mike Clancy | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Clancy

At a time when the UK is crying out for jobs, the coalition government's lack of conviction over the future of defence manufacturing and its technology base is a desperate indictment of short-term thinking.