Monthly Archives: January 2012

Massive hypocrisy over Iran

As Britain, France and the USA send their warships into the Straits of Hormuz, in order to impose their will on the people of Iran, we ought to recall the records of these three nuclear armed powers.  All have recent … Continue reading

Posted in Politics & government | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Beyond economic growth

Perhaps the optimists are right and our economy will soon be back to business as usual, with continuous growth delivering generous public services and desirable consumer goods.  But the evidence rather suggests that we’re going to have less to spend … Continue reading

Posted in Politics & government | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fair access to Oxbridge

I doubt anyone would dispute that there are considerable advantages in getting your degree at Oxford or Cambridge – certainly Oxbridge graduates appear to dominate the professions and other high status roles in society.  Indeed, it sometimes seems that Britain … Continue reading

Posted in Politics & government | Tagged , , | Leave a comment