Friday, October 22, 2010

Six of the Best 100

Liberal Democrat Voice has video from a Presidential hustings with Susan Kramer and Tim Farron taking questions online and from a live audience. Me? I have just voted for Susan.

Welcome news today was the prospect of a scaling down of the baroque vetting and barring scheme that the last government put into place for anyone who wanted to volunteer to work with children. Lynne Featherstone, the minister in charge, has the details.

Times Higher Education considers an underreported aspect of the Brown report: the prospect of greater state control of the traditionally autonomous university sector.

"Both the Coalition's Spending Review and the Labour Party's response completely miss the big picture. We need an overhaul of the entire financial system if we're to avoid crashes in the future," says Susanna Mitchell on the NEF Blog. The problem, she argues, is debt in all its forms.

Rob Reynolds - What's Next? celebrates the appearance of Twitter hashtags on screen in BBC programmes.

Finally, Londonist continues its quest to find a ghost in every borough. This time it covers, alphabetically, Greenwich to Kingston.

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