Thursday, October 1, 2020

Kenneth Baker damns GCSEs. So what took him so long?

SOME of the country’s leading educators have declared war on the GCSE examination. The alliance, called Rethinking Assessment, have...

The Dandemic that’s killing off democracy

WINSTON Churchill declared: ‘Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms...

The Midweek Hymn: Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer

I HAVE written about several hymns which have been messed about with by heavy-handed editors who wrongly thought they were cleverer than...

Pick of our readers’ comments: Now for book-banning

RESPONDING to Anthony Webber: This shocking police attack on free speech, wildboar wrote: I watched...

Daily News Digest

NEWS Meeting friends in pubs in North-East now illegal under new coronavirus rules

Maths, or myths: Do those scary Covid stats really add up?

THE media were in full doom and gloom mode last Thursday as they reported 6,634 new cases of Covid-19 that day and...

Boris Johnson and a conflict of interest

BORIS Johnson is, rightly, being attacked on all fronts just now. Serious questions have been asked of him both personally and politically by his friends at...

As the Swiss roll over to the EU, don’t sell our soul to Brussels

OVER the weekend the Swiss did their democratic duty and voted by referendum on five national questions and several local ones.

Smacking ban: Why the state must stop undermining parents

THE Covid-19 crisis has seen trying times for many parents, not just regarding home schooling, but in managing their children’s behaviour. 

Sharia law at Speakers’ Corner as Christian critic of Muslims is removed by police

SPEAKERS’ Corner in Hyde Park has long been a bastion of free speech in the UK. Indeed, it is reputed to be...