Liam Burns, tuition fees and the death of irony

by Stephen Tall on January 27, 2012

With tuition fees of up to £9k due to kick-in for this year’s university entrants, the thorny issue of application numbers is bound to generate controversy: has the price hike deterred potential students, or had no effect? The release of (…)

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@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2012-01-27

by Stephen Tall on January 27, 2012

Right decision & good luck to him » RT @archiebland Johann Hari leaving The Independent: http://t.co/AJsjFaw5 # @graemearcher Agreed. Stupid mistake compounded by failure to understand fuss. But enough is enough. Bygones & all that. in reply to graemearcher # (…)

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Figures show best-performing state schools cheaper than the average

by Stephen Tall on January 27, 2012

The school league tables were published yesterday, and this snippet from The Guardian caught my attention: The tables also show the average state secondary school spends £5,712 per pupil, but 30 state schools spend more than £10,000 per pupil. In (…)

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LDVideo: Clegg – “the Coalition is calling time on our unfair and out-of-whack tax system”

by Stephen Tall on January 27, 2012

Nick Clegg’s tax cut speech dominated the political headlines yesterday — you can watch a 4-minute snippet below: (Available on the BBC website here.) Here’s what my LibDemVoice colleagues had to say about Nick’s call for lower taxes: Clegg’s call for income tax cuts for the low paid is welcome, but will the Tories back […]