Friday, December 27, 2013

Six of the Best 408

It's time to expose UKIP, says Issan Ghazni on Liberal Democrat Voice.

In the Guardian, Larry Elliott talks to the former West German premier Helmut Schmidt, who was first interviewed by the Manchester Guardian 81 years ago: "Britain has a problem which that will make itself felt in the next 15-20 years. In the 19th century it was the most advanced engineering nation in the world. Now it has more or less given up on engineering and replaced it with finance."

Campaigners for sex workers face bullying and bad data, says Belinda Brooks-Gordon on The Conversation.

Lowell Monke, writing for Orion Magazine, asks if it is time to unplug our schools. "To a large degree, American schools were invented out of a need to heat up children’s access to media. From the seventeenth century through the first half of the twentieth, schools were places children went to gain entry into the world of symbols. The abstract character of the texts and numbers found in schools complemented the intensely physical character of life outside."

Matter of Facts looks at parliament's attempts to ban Christmas during the Commonwealth. Religious correctness gone mad, I call it.

Rummage through The Archives of Raunds Town CC and you will find that the late Peter O'Toole once played cricket there.

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