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“Sorry mate, no can do, ‘Elf and safety an all that”

Tom Hoctor An early action of the coalition government was to commission a report into the merits of health and safety legislation. This was much…

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Elections, Elections, Elections

“The Students’ Union elections may represent a hypothetical bridge between personal belief and national participation, it is student responsibility to cross that gulf and embrace union politics”

The Week in Washington 2

Joe Sandler Clarke As of 26th February 2011, thousands of people were outside the State Capitol in Wisconsin fighting to prevent Republican Governor Scott Walker…

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Liberal Hypocrisy

Lucy Hall “What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the cold war, or the passing of a particular period of post-war…

The Week In Washington 1

Joe Sandler Clarke Today in America, approximately 50.7 million people cannot afford health insurance. Further, an estimated 10 per cent of the population are unemployed;…

Campbell: 'I continue to believe we did the right thing.'

‘The world is a better place without Saddam – we turned a blind eye to his atrocities for too long’

Alastair Campbell opens up about phone hacking, the coalition government and, inevitably, Iraq

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Hot Head – Letters

Alex Lynham discusses the importance and relevance of the letters page.

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In Conversation

This week, Comment Editor Yasna Hawksley, is in conversation with Sarah (S), Emma (E), Abu (A), Greta (G), Andrew (AS), Elly (ES) and Dani (D) discussing LGBT week:

Love’s Happy Ending

With divorce rates rising and marriage no longer being the the ‘Happy Ever After’ it once was,

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If it doesn’t make a profit then let it rot.

Gerald Brent muses on whether or not the closure of public libraries marks a wider trend towards the marketization of education.

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The soft bigotry of lowered expectations

“This latest mutation of ‘trendy teaching’ is hugely detrimental to helping a child recognise and fulfil their true potential and thus to social mobility, which has stagnated over recent decades.”

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Hot Head – MTV

MTV has been a bastion of music television for years, why does Jonathan Ridge feel that it needs to readdress its priorities?