What’s the French word for ‘Encore’? (Yann Tiersen at the O2 Oxford)

by Stephen Tall on November 3, 2010

Yann Tiersen (O2 Oxford, 3 November, 2010) Like many in the audience at Oxford’s O2, my knowledge of Yann Tiersen before last night didn’t extend beyond his contribution to the Amelie soundtrack. So my expectations were, I guess, of swoopingly, (…)

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Will the tuition fees concessions be enough to win over Lib Dem MPs?

by Stephen Tall on November 3, 2010

It’s three weeks since Vince Cable announced in the House of Commons that he, on behalf of the Coalition Government, supported the broad thrust of The Browne Report’s recommendations — in particular, that tuition fees in England should be increased. This Lib Dem policy U-turn sparked the biggest outcry among party members of the Coalition […]