Saturday, January 05, 2013

Six of the Best 311

"Labour’s exploitation of popular fears to rubbish the government’s supposed softness on terrorism is deeply cynical," says Sadakat Kadri on the London Review of Books blog.

"The early years sector needs to rethink the way it presents itself to parents – currently many parents see an institution with professionals who will take responsibility for early years education. They simply don’t understand the meaning of partnership. Nor do staff. The simple message in early years of partnership is neither understood nor put into practice in the way it should be." Tim Linehan on the British Politics and Policy at LSE Blog discusses the implications of long-term youth unemployment for society and argues that various interventions, such as literacy programmes, can make a positive difference.

The pubco model is so damaging to pubs that we should not be trying to prop it up, argues The Good, the Bad and the Pubcos.

Walt Disney thought Song of the South would be his masterpiece. Today it is impossible to see it. John Lingan on Slate explains why.

Also at the movies, Feeling Listless proves that "Love Actually is about middle class white men seducing their employees and the only two female lead characters have unhappy endings."

Flip Chart Fairy Tales explores how Father Christmas might fare under corporate management.

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