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Same-Sex Marriage: Why Not?

March 6, 2012
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On the 19th of February, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey hopped on the bandwagon of a new petition launched by the Coalition for Marriage, a group formed to support what they define as traditional marriage (ie: that which involves one man and one woman), opposing any efforts – including those of...
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The End of Vocational Qualifications?

February 29, 2012
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Last month the Department for Education announced plans to slash the number vocational qualifications that would be allowed to count towards schools GCSE league table results. The number of qualifications regarded as equivalent to GCSEs will be reduced from 3,000 to just 125, with only 70 of those counting towards the main GCSE performance measure of five A* to...
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Labour’s Economic Credibility

January 16, 2012
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The past few weeks have focused intensely on the economic credibility of the Labour party. This has now come to a climax with Ed Balls’ apparent u-turn on the coalition’s programme of cuts. I have to admit to the use of some choice language whilst watching Balls’ speech to the Fabian society on Saturday, though many commentators on the...
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Happy Birthday Passing Nightmare

December 28, 2011
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Today marks the first anniversary of Passing Nightmare. It may sound cliché, but we’ve come a heck of a long way in the space of a year. Over 40 articles have been published on a variety of topics, expertly written by a wide selection of writers. Many have commented that 2011 has been quite a year for news and current affairs...
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Beating the Drums of War (again)

December 18, 2011
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So here’s the scenario. A sovereign nation in the Middle East is accused of developing weapons of mass destruction. The dictatorial leader is portrayed as psychotic and deranged across the western media, seemingly capable of anything. The international community releases intelligence reports, making a series of worrying accusations. The public is...
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