Popbitch on… the Social Mobility Agenda and Cricket

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2012

For years my colleagues at The Sutton Trust have been noting how the failure of the British educational/class/economic* system is nowhere more apparent than in the dwindling access to top professions for state school students. Now the satirical gossip website (…)

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Congratulations to ‘Oxford Thinking’ and the £1.3 billion (with one caveat!)

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2012

A terrific piece of good news popped into my email inbox today from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford — and it’s good news whether you’re an Oxford graduate, or simply wish higher education more generally well: It is (…)

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Q: What links the AV referendum, boundary changes & Lords reform? A: The Coalition Agreement

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2012

It appears the Tories are attempting a sneaky re-write of some very recent, and well-documented, history. What prompts me to say this? Let’s look at the FT’s Kiran Stacey’s report of Nick Clegg’s feisty performance at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions: [Peter Lilley] asked why he was so focused on House of Lords reform when there […]

What Lib Dem members think of the impact of the Coalition

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2012

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 500 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Party members give Lib Dems 7 out of 10 for influence within the Coalition How would you rate […]