Why We Need University Technical Colleges

By Dan Cundy For many of us – and particularly those of us working in education – September is always associated with a new school year and fresh starts. Perhaps starting a new school, wearing a new uniform or just having a new pencil case, the autumn term always seems to offer new possibilities. This new term is particularly exciting for me as the new University Technical College (UTC) of which I am Principal officially opens this week. For those unfamiliar with the ethos of...

A millionaire died in Dorchester hotel after cocaine binge…Will that be closed down too?

Our Northern Correspondent John Locke on the closure of Fabric and the beginning of end of the fabric of our night time economy... The closure of Fabric by revoking its licence is a bullshit decision - an Arab millionaire just died at The Dorchester hotel after a huge cocaine binge... Will that be closed down too? Utter institutional hypocrisy. It stinks of the gentrification and segregation occurring between the haves and have nots and the rich, powerful and corruptible in London....

Why Progressives Should Learn to Love Business and Markets

On the left of the political spectrum there has always been a deep distrust of "business". Business was seen to be the enemy of working men and women so politics was seen as a zero-sum game. Things that were good for business were assumed to be bad for workers and vice versa. Despite this view, there was general support for, and acceptance of the economic model that developed from the end of WW2. Increases in productivity fed through in to...

Trump v. Clinton: The Most Important Election We Can’t Vote In

The US president is the most powerful person on Earth. Only America has a military capable of launching an invasion anywhere in the world. America's economic power lets it put huge pressure on countries that act against its interests. And the cluster of alliances with the US at the centre allows its president to shape the world in ways never before possible for one person. That's why we watch American presidential elections with a combination of fervent interest and stomach...

Why Men Don’t Shop

I want to start this by dispelling a common myth. Men don't shop. When we have a demand for an item we find the quickest route to get to the appropriate supplier. Shopping is the carnage that happens in between, and we don't have the patience for that! For anyone who has been unlucky enough to experience Oxford Street on a Saturday you will be well versed with the familiar cloakroom clusters and door lingerers that are the men of the shopping World. The...

Secret Teacher – Back To School! We Have A Purpose Again!

Well, that was quick! Summer’s gone, and that can only mean one thing for teachers. OK, 2 things. First, we don’t have to hear one more wit making reference to the length of our holidays until next July. Honestly, do these people write to their expensively assembled Premier League teams they support implying footballers should train at least 9-5 every day to earn their £80,000 a week? No, but they still buy the XXXL replica shirts, don’t they? But I...

Think Jeremy Corbyn is a loser? Oh dear, you’ve been brainwashed…

If you think Jeremy Corbyn is a clown or a total waste of skin, it could be too late for you - you’ve already been brainwashed by a handful of foreign billionaires. We all agree that newspapers play a crucial role in British democracy, but what is troubling is that the majority of the UK press is owned by a handful of right-wing billionaires, most of whom don’t live here. In fact, almost 80 per cent of our press is...

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