Saturday, October 13, 2012

Six of the Best 285

"This by election came about most unexpectedly and the local party needed someone to stand here. The party were aware that although I didn't live in Corby, I had spent six years in the area working with unemployed people, and helping pre-release prisoners to get into self-employment." The Backbencher talks to Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat candidate in the Corby by-election.

Gareth Epps looks at Jo Grimond's approach to employee ownership.

"We have got to get out of this ludicrous role we have been in for the past 20 years, where charities love to be called professional because they think somehow volunteers are amateur, are second-rate. In doing that, we have actually removed the lifeblood and energy that meant those generations of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s wanted to give and get involved." Rory Stewart questioned the professionalisation of the charity sector during a fringe meeting at the Conservative Conference, reports Third Sector.

Could Eton run a state school? Dan Wilson thinks not.

The Week presents 13 punctuation marks that failed to catch on.

"“I was 13 and they needn't have bothered. It was obviously very, very heavily stage managed to impress a schoolgirl. But as I say I’d had it drummed into me by my father so it was really a bit of a rain dance." Wyn Hymer is interviewed by the Milton Keynes Citizen about growing up at Bletchley Park and being made to sign the Official Secrets Act.

1 comment:

Frank Little said...

Some of those punctuation marks could be quite useful. Does anybody know if there is a computer typeface which incorporates all or any of them?