Ten years into austerity, schools have found countless ways to get by on squeezed budgets, from banning colour photocopies to making staff redundant. For years it has been a delicate balancing act — what can we get rid of while minimising damage to our pupils? But there comes a point when there is nothing left to give.
When Boris Johnson was asked about the Conservative leadership, he said: “Of course I’m going to go for it.” What he meant, according to one of his leadership campaign team, was that there is no vacancy at the moment, but that he would be a candidate when there was.
When a cache of sensitive, embarrassing US diplomatic cables was leaked nine years ago, a chill ran down the spine of many ambassadors and their staffs. Confidential memos, some criticizing key foreign partners, were suddenly blanketing the press. It made for a few awkward tete-a-tetes, a scramble for
During the darkest days of the Brexit crisis, Theresa May allies kept their spirits up by describing her “Bee Gees strategy” – a reference to the group’s hit “Stayin’ Alive”. This goal is what lies behind Tuesday night’s announcement that MPs will hold a fourth vote on May’s Brexit deal in early June,
There’s a young boy in the UK, in his late teens, doing time in prison for killing another teen. Now one would think being in prison would teach him a life-long lesson. But we’d be wrong. It turns out that from the teen killer’s perspective, prison was probably the best thing that could have happened to him.
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has departed from Labour policy by saying the party should campaign for Remain in any referendum on a Brexit deal “regardless of which party has negotiated it”. Her comments came at a People’s Vote rally in Boris Johnson’s constituency of Uxbridge and Ruislip South
University applications are up significantly. In particular, applications from China which have risen 30 per cent since last year, exceeding those from Northern Ireland for the first time. Higher education is in a period of increasingly financial uncertainty as the Augur Review and Brexit lurk in the background.
Pressure is building on Theresa May ahead of talks with the opposition Labour Party aimed at reaching a deal on leaving the European Union, as opinion polls showed support for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party soaring and members of her own side urged her to change strategy.
If there is a Conservative leadership election this summer, Boris Johnson will probably win it. A survey of Tory party members last month had him seeing off all rivals in run-off contests — Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid. I understand that Conservative HQ is already divided
It has been clear for some time that May wouldn’t last the summer. The start of the leadership tussle can be traced back to 10pm on 8th June, 2017 — the moment that exit poll indicated the loss of her party’s majority after her snap election that went badly wrong. Her demise has been two years