Economy and Politics

  • 10 Dec 2010

    Higher education in England has changed forever. It is no exaggeration to say that universities are in their twilight hours as public institutions for the universality of people and ideas, says John Heathershaw. The discussions during the occupation at the University of Exeter show that there are alternatives.

  • 9 Dec 2010

    The Student Christian Movement (SCM) has reacted angrily to Parliament's decision to substantially increase university tuition fees in England.

  • 9 Dec 2010

    The Green Party and Plaid Cymru have both repeated their calls for the abolition of tuition fees, after MPs voted to increase them.

  • 9 Dec 2010

    It wasn't like this in my day. When I was a student in the nineties, older people would criticise student apathy, contrasting it to their own experience of university in the sixties or seventies.

  • 9 Dec 2010

    The Fawcett Society has pledged to keep up pressure on the government over gender equality and has welcomed a further EHRC investigation of the issue.

  • 8 Dec 2010

    Since leaving full-time education, I have worked with the student movement in several ways – through backing campaigns, through being employed by a students' union, through giving freelance media training to groups such as People & Planet and the Student Christian Movement.

    And I have never felt more proud to be associated with the student movement than I do this week.

  • 8 Dec 2010

    Anti-poverty campaigners have welcomed a Supreme Court decision to reject government attempt to claim back benefits they accidentally overpaid.

  • 8 Dec 2010

    The US diplomatic cables leaked to WikiLeaks, and reproduced by them, by the Guardian, the New York Times and others have been dismissed in some quarters as 'tittle tattle'. Actually, they have revealed some significant, startling and disturbing facts.

  • 7 Dec 2010

    The denial of bail to WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange looks to be far more about politics than justice, conveniently coinciding as it does with a (so far little-reported) threat by the US to get in on the extradition game.

  • 7 Dec 2010

    The Green Party has reacted strongly to reports that huge numbers of Britons are thinking of switching from rail to other transport due to rises in rail fares.