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Good Intentions Don’t Guarantee Good Outcomes

Good Intentions Don’t Guarantee Good Outcomes

Michael St George March 28, 2014 0

Race-based affirmative action in the US has failed, argues George Clough Affirmative action, the programme entailing giving those members of a previously disadvantaged minority group a head start in such areas as higher education

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They Don’t Want You To Know

They Don’t Want You To Know

Michael St George March 7, 2014 1

Friday Political Editor Michael St George reflects on why the political class is so keen on controlling the flow of information to us Last year, it was the LibDems’ Chris Huhne, convicted and jailed

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Paying The Real Costs of “Climate Change”

Paying The Real Costs of “Climate Change”

Michael St George February 21, 2014 2

Who’s paying the real costs of “climate change”?, asks Backbencher Friday page editor, Michael St George For a start, let’s be clear:  when I say “climate change” here, I most definitely don’t mean real

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Why Do The LibDems Have Such A Problem With Women?

Why Do The LibDems Have Such A Problem With Women?

Michael St George February 7, 2014 1

The way the LibDems react to their own sex scandals show that they, rather than Cameron’s Tories, are perhaps the party that has the real problem with women, argues Michael St George A familiar

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Just How “Free” Is Free Speech When It’s Bought & Paid-For?

Just How “Free” Is Free Speech When It’s Bought & Paid-For?

Michael St George January 31, 2014 0

Michael St George ponders a secondary issue raised by the Gagging Bill Back in the early part of 2010, barely a year after the full extent of the MPs’ expenses scandal had been exposed

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There’s Something Going On Out There…..

There’s Something Going On Out There…..

Michael St George December 20, 2013 1

Michael St George picks up some intriguing indicators of Labour Welsh votes in danger I’m normally wary – disbelieving, even – about claims made by whatever political party about how loyally its previous voters

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Protect Marine A’s Anonymity

Protect Marine A’s Anonymity

Michael St George November 17, 2013 0

Michael St George argues that, even in sentencing, the State still owes Marine A a duty of care There are no excuses for Marine A’s crime. There are explanations in abundance – from the

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The Day The Music Died: The End of Britain’s Free Press

Michael St George November 3, 2013 0

Michael St George mourns the passing, after 300 years, and in a liberal democracy, of a free press For lovers of democratic freedom and civil liberties, Wednesday was a black day. At about 5.30.pm,

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Time To Take The State Out Of State Education

Michael St George October 18, 2013 10

Michael St George argues for the removal of the State’s near-monopoly on education supply You may remember educational campaigner Katharine Birbalsingh. She was the teacher who received a standing ovation from the 2010 Conservative

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Review: Damian McBride’s “Power Trip”

Review: Damian McBride’s “Power Trip”

Michael St George September 25, 2013 0

Michael St George reviews “Power Trip”, the account by discredited Gordon Brown spin doctor Damian McBride of his time at the centre of power. For reprehensible things to be done in a leader’s name,

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