The BBC is currently airing its new series on BBC3 called Tough New Teachers. It follows five teachers who teach through the Teach First programme, which takes the highest flying graduates and places them on a two year training programme, working in some of the countries most challenging schools and who will hopefully help to […]
Rising energy prices aren’t just about greedy energy companies, it signifies the end of our fossil fuel driven economy.
There has been much debate in recent months about what to do regarding soaring energy prices. Ed Milliband proposed freezing energy prices, but the move seems ineffective as there is nothing to stop energy companies increasing prices before and after the freeze. The current government is opposed to price fixing and instead argues there is […]
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has made proposals for an 11% pay rise in MPs salaries rising from £66,000 to £74,000 a year. The general public, who have seen little in the way of pay increases and have listened to politicians’ calls for the need for pay restraint in the public sector, are understandably outraged […]
In December, David Cameron is to embark on a new trade mission to China. Following George Osborne’s recent attempt to woo Chinese business its clear the government sees China as an important partner in fostering economic development. But what is the future for this relationship? China has seen unprecedented economic growth over the past decades, […]
Russell Brand has once again caused controversy when as guest editor of The New Statesman he called on people not to bother voting. He argues that voting won’t bring about change. He goes on to say that the current system doesn’t work for most people and voting only gives endorsement to that system. Whether you […]
The government has often talked about the large amounts they spend on benefits. They claim that in these times of austerity and deficit reduction there is less money available for welfare, driven by the need to reduce spending. There have been many government measures to achieve this, such as the so-called ‘bedroom tax’, and at […]
Whilst every society has a generational gap there are few places where this is more pronounced today than in China. Young people in China today are growing up in a society completely different from their parents. The older generation grew up in the days of communism, Mao and little red books but now the era […]