Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Six of the Best 248

David MacLean, the Leicester Mercury's excellent political correspondent, is leaving the paper for greater things. In a farewell post he writes: "A couple of years ago – while some editors were still so scared of the internet that they banned their reporters from blogging or using Twitter – senior Mercury staff were actively encouraging reporters to jump on board. It was my use of Twitter and this very blog that has made being political correspondent at the Mercury so rewarding."

How would Keynes have solved the eurozone crisis? Writing in the Financial Times, Marcus Miller and Robert Skidelsky make some suggestions.

"Record-low interest rates, a quiescent labour force and the (prospect of) a public spending squeeze has not boosted the private sector. British businesses' get up and go has got up and gone." Stumbling and Mumbling looks forward to the coming crisis of Conservatism.

Norman Lamb MP welcomes the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill on Liberal Democrat Voice.

"The reason many people from these schools stay in touch with one another, and recruit younger students to their circles of acquaintances, is not because they harbour a dark desire to exclude the poor. It is because they gain pleasure and fulfilment from mixing with likeminded people who share their social and cultural outlook. The job opportunity side of it is a consequence of the network, not the reason for its creation." If state schools are to emulate the success of public schools in providing networking opportunities in later life, they must first understand the reasons for that success, argues Tom Finn-Kelcey on Spiked.

In a City Living has some wonderful photographs documenting the rise and fall of Liverpool's tower blocks.

1 comment:

Simon Titley said...

The Financial Times link is hidden behind a firewall. To get round this, go to Google news (http://news.google.co.uk) and enter the headline "How Keynes would solve the eurozone crisis" in the search box.