The right to higher education

Michael Gove’s thinking on higher education beggars belief. And not for the first time. Continue reading The right to higher education


Effrontery, sheer effrontery, and Michael Gove

In Shakespeare’s Richard III, the as yet uncrowned king manipulates his followers to put his name to the people as the legitimate candidate for the throne. Continue reading Effrontery, sheer effrontery, and Michael Gove

Mind your language, mate!

Making play of language in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare has the page Moth jibe, “They have been at a great feast of languages and stol’n the scraps.” And a diet of leftovers is what children in England will get until the government makes radical changes. Continue reading Mind your language, mate!