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Reaction to the deal on UK EU renegotiation

Reaction to the deal on UK EU renegotiation Copyrighted image Copyright: Charlieaja | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2016
Today [February 2nd] the EU's Donald Tusk has published proposals for a new relationship between the UK and its EU partners. The LSE collated some...

What's the problem with the government's plans for our schools?

What's the problem with the government's plans for our schools? Creative commons image Number10.gov.uk under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2016
A new report suggests that schools planning has become hard to make sense of. The OU's Jacqueline Baxter shares a personal view of the state...

Has Jeremy Corbyn changed Prime Ministers Questions for the better?

Has Jeremy Corbyn changed Prime Ministers Questions for the better? Creative commons image
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2015
Days after winning the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn was at the despatch box asking questions. How well did he do? Peter Lees gives his verdict.

Can you put a figure on the humanitarian crisis?

Can you put a figure on the humanitarian crisis? Creative commons image MrGarethM under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2015
Although the Prime Minister is attempting to deal with the current crisis by numbers, Renos Papadopoulos believes that the first challenge might be...

The 2015 UK election result: A view from Australia

The 2015 UK election result: A view from Australia Creative commons image Andrew Parsons/The Conservative Party under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 08 May 2015
Writing for The Conversation, Brian McNair shares his personal view of what the surprise majority for the Conservatives might mean for the people...

Which party did best from the 2010 - 2015 coalition?

Which party did best from the 2010 - 2015 coalition? Copyright free image Copyright free: US government image
Updated 01 May 2015
Five years on from the coalition agreement, which of the two parties was most successful in achieving their aims?

Mass surveillance will never be able to stop all known terrorists

Mass surveillance will never be able to stop all known terrorists Copyright free image Copyright free: Memorycatcher via Pixabay
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jan 2015
The government believes mass surveillance can keep us safe from harm. Ray Corrigan suggests those plans need a closer look.

Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class

Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class Creative commons image StarOpal under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jun 2011
John Booth reviews Owen Jones' Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class and asks how the image of the bulldog breed turned into a narrative of...

Doing prison: Experiences of women in the UK prison system

Doing prison: Experiences of women in the UK prison system Creative commons image Girlsbehindbarsexhibition under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
Does prison work for women inmates? Abigail Rowe spent time exploring the experiences of female prisoners to find out.