This week’s CentreForum ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #2 (as chosen by me) – Michael Gove

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2012

Cross-posted from CentreForum… Welcome to the second in a new series here on CentreForum’s blog — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice.  The aim is simple enough: to showcase public (…)

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I agree with Jonathan Calder: why are the Lib Dems so conservative?

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2012

Jonathan Calder has a typically thought-provoking post on his blog — Education: When did Kenneth Baker become a Liberal hero? — responding to Michael Gove’s leaked proposals to abolish GCSEs and re-introduce O-levels. Here’s his conclusion: I have seen little (…)

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What are exams for? Okay, you can turn over your paper now…

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2012

Last weekend, I sat a GCSE ‘mock’ exam. I haven’t had my mark back yet, but I think I did okay. Of course, this was just the foundation tier exam so even if I score top marks the maximum grade (…)

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LDVideo: Jeremy Browne “reserves his position” on the Government’s Euro 2012 boycott

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2012

When is a boycott not a boycott? When England confounds expectations by playing well. That appears to be the more-than-a-little confusing Government message during the Euro 2012 football championships being held in Ukraine, where there are continuing concerns about its ‘selective justice’ system. No government minister has attended a match yet, and that boycott will […]