Toby Young

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.

Online Feminism: Is It Really Helping?

Rebecca Winson | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Winson

If bashing equality-seeking movements is your thing, you'll already be down with the failings of feminism. Exclusionary, ineffective and irrelevant, we're a middle class movement which bolted the drawing-room doors against the masses as suffragettes, and has continued to alienate everybody with a load of intellectual blah-blah ever since.

'Stop Tweeting About Women's Tits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

An MP turned the tables during a TV debate about Twitter abuse - shaming her opponent for tweeting about a politician's cleavage. Stella Creasy tol...

Would Schools Staffed By Soldiers Prevent Another Woolwich Attack?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Schools staffed entirely by soldiers could help prevent a repeat of the Woolwich attack, according to an ally of the Education Secretary. Toby Youn...

'It Didn't Do Me Any Harm' and Education Policy

Greg Sanderson | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Sanderson

Do we really want to develop an education system based on well-meaning but ultimately skewed nostalgia?

Hey Politician, Leave Those Teachers Alone

Matt Carr | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Carr

Soldiers may be 'our finest men and women', and the old Florence Nightingale mystique still produces a soft spot for nurses. But teachers it seems, always know less than the politicians who tell them what to do. With a few exceptions, the UK press has followed suit.

Narnia To Be Made 'Less Posh' In New Production

Posted 03.03.2012 | Home

An award-winning theatre director is planning to reimagine The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the modern age – by doing away with the ‘posh...

Free Schools: Toby Young vs The Guardian

Bansi Kara | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

Am I the only one to feel a steady sense of disquiet when reading Toby Young's rather vitriolic comments on The Guardian's news splash on Free School funding?