Nothing does or will ever justify public library cuts and school library cuts. Library cuts are unacceptable in the twenty-first century, in a modern country like Britain, and they should simply be made unlawful!
J.N. PAQUET is a journalist who has been writing about current affairs for over two decades for media in Taiwan, the US and the UK. A Political Writer for Byline.com, he is also the Editor of the British political magazine PoliticsMeansPolitics.com. He is the author of over 50 books, among which the upcoming series of books on populism and nationalism in politics "Brexit. The Tip of The Populist Iceberg?" available on Amazon: www.BrexitBegins.com Read his most recent articles at www.jnpaquet.co.uk and follow his Tweets at @jnpaquet
Bringing up bilingual children is very much the same, but this kind of commitment must come from both the parents and the children, because it always requires an extra effort to speak a foreign language, whether it is spoken at home or not, whether it is natural or not.
13/10/2015 10:13 BST
29/09/2015 13:09 BST
A bedtime story is the perfect ingredient for a good night sleep. Bedtime is one of the most important moments of the day for all children. Reading a bedtime story to a child helps them make the transition between their very busy and active day and the time to close their eyes, relax and sleep.
18/08/2015 13:16 BST
If the illegal download of eBooks were one day to become a widespread activity, we could end up with the current authors being the last generation of authors making a living out of their work.
27/07/2015 09:29 BST
Shouldn't the government make eliminating child illiteracy one of its priorities in order to achieve just that and to create a fairer modern society for all?
15/07/2015 11:03 BST
Some encouraging results from the survey indeed show that children from lower socio-economic backgrounds spend more time reading on devices than their wealthier peers. More encouraging results: print books are actually more popular with three to five-year-olds than reading on devices!
23/03/2015 22:37 GMT
Nowadays, libraries are unfortunately losing their appeal to the new generations. How can a visit to the library compete with playing Minecraft on an iPad?
20/03/2015 12:51 GMT
Somerset has for instance already approved plans to slash its mobile library service by more than half. Staffordshire county Council is also considering cutting its six mobile libraries and closing 24 of its 43 static libraries.
16/03/2015 23:06 GMT
A week ago, a columnist of the <em>Daily Mail</em> was telling her readers why she had suddenly decided to ban the four-time Bafta-winning cartoon <em>Peppa Pig</em> from her home. Is Britain's top-selling pre-school character as dangerous and evil as the journalist claims it is?
13/03/2015 11:10 GMT
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