From the daily archives:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Michael Gove – words literally fail me

February 19, 2013

In amongst the confusion and rhetoric set out by Michael Gove’s radical vision for a “world class” English education system, something valuable appears to be overlooked – the need for pupils to receive world class learning that will actually equip them for life. The focus at present is a land of educational snobbery and confusion […]

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Time for a Fatuous Tax?

February 19, 2013

Yesterday, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges demanded that government levy a 20% tax on sugary drinks.  It was one of ten proposals put forward by the Academy, but typically it was the one that generated all the press coverage. Whilst the obesity problem in the United Kingdom is a massive one, frankly this is […]

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Hastening the Death of the Criminal Bar

February 19, 2013

I declare my interest in this topic from the outset: the death of the Criminal Bar, ain’t good for me. I also apologise if this piece becomes boringly technical, I’ll try to make it as entertaining as I can. The other day in the Crown Court I happened to hear a wonderful speech in mitigation. […]

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#625: 2012, First Aid Kit, Blue

February 19, 2013

There are occasions when you are listening to a song and you hear a line within it which is just so powerful, just so honest and pure, that it elevates the song to another level – I’m thinking of Johnny Cash, I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die,’ or Paul Weller […]

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