Do they just not like free speech in Cambridge?

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2012

I ask the question given the quite astonishing stance of the Cambridge University Students Union to try and pull the plug on the Cambridge Union’s invitation to former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn to come and speak. So far some 665 (…)

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Paddick: some Met detectives adopt a “she wants it really” attitude to women alleging rape

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2012

The Lib Dems’ London mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is interviewed in today’s Guardian, and has some strong words for his former employers, the Metropolitan police: Paddick warns that some detectives adopt a “she wants it really” attitude to women alleging rape and sometimes refuse to acknowledge that some types of men, such as licensed cab […]

LDVideo: Nick Clegg – Workfare critics have a “messed up set of priorities”

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2012

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg this week launched a passionate defence of the Coalition’s work experience initiatives, arguing that they help prepare jobless young people for employment. This follows the controversy about ‘workfare’, which some critics have labelled ‘slave labour’, an attitude Nick condemns here as displaying a “messed up set of priorities”: (Available on […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2012-03-02

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2012

Breaking: Blow for Coalition as champion of NHS reforms #GreggJevin passes on. Had been in perfect health, too. # **Final day to apply** Paid internship at major grant-making educational charity, Educational Endowment Foundation http://t.co/z3CVQjYg # @stephen_gilbert Wld be vv interested (…)

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