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- Country: United Kingdom
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Tuesday was a hard day to absorb the news. All year I've seen some really horrible videos, mostly by ISIS, showing men being shot in the back of their heads, throats slit or being buried in mass graves. But that day... maybe it was the pictures that came out of Peshawar, the Facebook updates from friends or just the nature of the massacre... I was nearly in tears. You can try but you can't always...
If the general election in May 2015 is fought on who is best placed to deal with the deficit, then the Labour party will lose. Both Labour and the Tories know this. Miliband will focus on living standards, the NHS and inequality. So why a major speech on the deficit today, six months before an election? And why a pledge to cut spending and the debt? Both the politics of what's going on, and the...
I was invited this week to speak at Cambridge University, with the topic title: " Does Britain need more positive discrimination? ". We would interpret this however we liked. Below is roughly what I said. In the 1940s, When Vera Rubin told her school physics professor that she’d been accepted into Vassar, an arts college near New York City, he said, “That’s great. As long as you stay away from...