• August 20, 2010

    The universities minister David Willetts has come under attack after telling students to lower their sights and apply to “less competitive” universities next year.

  • August 18, 2010

    The government has retained support despite promises of swingeing cuts, the Lib Dems have gained little credit for their coalescing, and Labour has been on the up despite being leaderless and rudderless. Simon Barrow looks at the unreal politics of the parliamentary recess.

  • August 17, 2010

    Ministers been accused of going “backwards”, by delaying plans to introduce an Environmental Performance Standard (EPS) for power companies.

  • August 16, 2010

    “Money pads the edges of things”. EM Forster puts these words in the mouth of the wealthy Margaret Schlegel in Howards End.

  • August 14, 2010

    Activists have handed in thousands of postcards to Business Secretary Vince Cable, urging him to overhaul the controversial Export Credit Guarantee Department.

  • August 14, 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament said yesterday that Liam Fox had undermined his own argument for excluding nuclear weapons from the Defence Review.

  • August 12, 2010

    The Child Poverty Action Group have criticised a government plan to pay 'bounties' to credit reference agencies that help to expose benefit fraud.

  • August 9, 2010

    The cost of a university degree would rocket under Business Secretary Vince Cable's proposals to tax university graduates, according to figures released today.

  • August 5, 2010

    The ruling UK coalition’s policies are proving highly controversial, says Savi Hensman, and many fear that great damage will be done, especially to the most vulnerable. The Prime Minister's silken words require careful political and theological attention.

  • August 4, 2010

    Prison educators at more than seventy institutions are on strike today in response to an attempt by their employer to increase working hours and change pay scales.