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Not Mr Blob: The debt that we owe Sir Chris Woodhead

A school inspector is an odd place to begin a history and politics blog. That aside, the life of the late Sir Chris Woodhead, who passed away after his long battle with Motor Neurone Disease and Colon Cancer, is worth celebrating due to his lifelong commitment to educational standards. 684 more words

EU copyright laws for photographs panorama view of the London eye

I have recently started to take photographs and found it to be a bit of a mine field with copyright laws, however the European Union has become involved and a very ludicrous situation could evolve. 205 more words


More than 650 child sexual exploitation referrals to South Yorkshire Police in under a year

More than 650 suspected cases of child sexual exploitation have been referred to South Yorkshire Police in less than a year, new figures reveal.

Between April 2014 and February 2015, 188 reports were made in Sheffield, 176 in Barnsley, 134 in Doncaster and 132 in Rotherham. 479 more words


March 11th 2015 - The exchange between David Cameron and Ed Miliband at PMQs

The weekly confrontation between Ed Miliband and David Cameron got both heated and personal as the Labour leader once again challenged Mr Cameron to take part in a one-to-one TV debate with him. 1,005 more words

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Ukip is nothing new: the British Brothers’ League was exploiting immigration fears in 1901

Nigel Farage would envy the power and influence the BBL wielded. But its crude rhetoric about immigrants flooding the nation is all too familiar

The crowded East End … Chrisp Street market in Poplar, 1904. 1,467 more words


Death to the ‘Death Tax’

The Telegraph reported last week Labour heavyweight David Blunkett calling for the Labour party to throw their weight behind and support the much vilified ‘Death Tax’ again. 812 more words