Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Six of the Best 635

Adam Bienkov on the threat to Jeremy Corbyn from Labour's left.

The Troubled Families programme was bound to fail and ministers knew it, says Jonathan Portes. "The programme’s evaluation ... is the perfect case study of how the manipulation of statistics by politicians and civil servants led directly to bad policy and to the wasting of hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money."

The National Union of Journalists explains why Newsquest staff have gone on strike.

"The image of the architect presented by Ladybird is beautiful, warm and unintimidating and the flat-roofed house on his graph paper is thoroughly modern." Nick Campbell attended an event this week on 'Ladybird Books and Constructing the Future Past of Modern Britain'.

Allison McNearney examines the unsolved theft of Ireland's Crown Jewels in 1907.

"Nobody intended for the planet to be swarmed with house cats either. In many ways, their online dominance is an extension of their earthly conquests." Abigail Tucker explains why cats have taken over the internet.

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