Monday, October 17, 2011

Six of the Best 194

"The Welsh government has decided to send part of its higher education money to England in order to subsidise the tuition fees of Welsh students who decide to study elsewhere in the UK. This sounded great in December 2010, at a time when students were staging protests all around the country. Let’s be frank - in 2011, Welsh Labour decided to use Welsh university funding in order to buy votes in the Assembly election." Maria Pretzler, on her Working Memories blog, tells it like it is.

There are still American and British time bombs under Liam Fox and Adam Werritty, argues David Hencke.

Charlotte Henry defends the Coalition on The Commentator.

"Austerity is a political ideology masquerading as an economic policy. It rests on a myth, impervious to facts, that portrays all government spending as wasteful and harmful, and unnecessary to the recovery. The real world is a lot more complicated." The New York Times is not impressed by Osbornomics.

The unused East Midlands regional fire control centre cost £13m to build and is still costing us £5000 a day to run. The Leicester Mercury pays it a visit.

The Stroud News & Journal introduces us to Jon Pontefract who is trying to locate all 52 original milestones from the Thames and Severn Canal.

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