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Tribalism is making this the most demoralizing General Election.

I wish I could have more hope with the upcoming General Election, Jeremy Corbyn is by far the most exciting leader in my lifetime, and although this should fill me with the  same giddy excitement of a One Direction fan winning a VIP tour to Harry Styles’s dressing room, I feel utterly demoralized. 1,543 more words

Education Policies - A Summary

The main aims, policy details and evaluations of the main waves of UK education policy – including the 1944 Butler Education Act, the introduction of Comprehensives in 1965, the 1988 Education Act which introduced marketisation, New Labour’s 1997 focus on academies and the 2010 Coalition governmment’s Free Schools.  303 more words

Sociology

My "ism".

I started to write this note a week or so before the second Labour leadership result was declared.  Despairing of much of the exchanges on social media between erstwhile comrades and “friends”, and questioning of how quickly positions, loyalty and affiliations were both personalised and trashed.   2,454 more words

Politics

Things, can only get...

via Daily Prompt: Better

Decided to give this Daily Prompt thing a shot, and today’s prompt is “Better”. When I hear the word “Better”, this is the first thing that comes into my mind: 323 more words

Labour Party

20 Years Late! France may have elected their own Blair.

M. Macron has just eclipsed Le Pen by 65% to 35% in the French Presidential run off. The E.U. are presenting his victory as a triumph for European values, whatever they are, whilst many international leaders are breathing a sigh of relief. 1,040 more words

What we can learn from Tony Blair's election victory 20 years on, according to Richard Angell

Labour had answers for all of the big questions from general election voters in 1997, writes Richard Angell, director of Blairite pressure group Progress

First published in the Mirror… 470 more words

Tony Blair