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Christian Garland

Itinerant para-academic

Itinerant para-academic in/out of the academy, in/out of the media.
Internecine Tory Warfare to Go With the Recurrent Habit of

Internecine Tory Warfare to Go With the Recurrent Habit of Defeat

Last week's National Apprenticeship Week was full of discussion. We heard about the productivity gains of hiring apprentices, and concerns around the gender divide. We celebrated the amazing things apprentices have achieved, and heard from business leaders who are pledging to create more apprenticeships.
23/03/2016 11:11 GMT
Thatcherism Redux is Coming Undone, As Cameron and Co. Acquire the Habit of

Thatcherism Redux is Coming Undone, As Cameron and Co. Acquire the Habit of Defeat

The incumbent Tory government of David Cameron and co. seemed to be under the illusion that since it scraped a majority at last year's general election, it could do what it liked to the country and the (post-political) 'what works' ideology of Thatcherism Redux could be freely imposed at will. Fast forward to the last few weeks and it becomes very apparent that that is not at all the case.
26/02/2016 10:23 GMT
Post-Politics: A Failed Mystification of Sound Bite and Cliche, Its Time Is at an

Post-Politics: A Failed Mystification of Sound Bite and Cliche, Its Time Is at an End

The fact that Corbyn is so far ahead and looks set to actually win, is very in keeping with what happened in Scotland in May, along with the Greens own 1 million+ votes: the fact that politics must be about contestation and ideas not 'delivery' of a copy of a copy of sound bite and cliché: the time of 'post politics' is at an end.
31/07/2015 10:46 BST