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How Covid-19 exacerbates the “parent gap”

‘Many working-class parents are ill-equipped to prepare their children for the extra two years of education that they probably never experienced themselves’

An ambitious newcomer

‘Does Mr Murdoch’s Times Radio have a chance? Commercial radio has not posed a significant threat to the BBC’s dominance in this sector since the corporation’s monopoly control of the airwaves ended in 1973’

‘Leading schools in this country has never been so complex’

‘No other education system in Europe gives school leaders so much autonomy: over the curriculum, recruitment and managing a school’s finances’

Why good books could not deter bad leaders

Some of the world’s worst dictators, including Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler, loved great literature. But it did nothing to improve their minds

Amritsar: beginning of the end of Empire

The true casualty figures are still hotly disputed 100 years after the Punjab massacre, but its real legacy was the slow death of the Raj

Why dog meat matters

The sickness of virtue-signalling is not confined to the woke Left, but has taken hold of our body politic as a whole

Corbyn’s caution

"Jeremy Corbyn urges an extraordinary level of care over the analysis of chemical weapons suspected of being used by Russia or Syria, but is always first to denounce Israeli military action"

The New Romantics

The modern obsession with “being yourself” has led to attention-seeking charlatanry

We Shouldn’t Let Old Men Rot Away In Jail

As the prison population ages, more and more elderly, often disabled inmates are left in their cells, unable to cope yet fearful of release

How to Survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The digital revolution threatens to destroy more jobs than it creates. University Technical Colleges should be at the heart of the government's response

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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