There has been a lot of murmuring at this Lib Dem conference over the debacle which has been raging in the Aberdeenshire Lib Dem Council Group over the past sixteen months as a result of Donald Trump. Bernard Salmon provides the background and I endorse what Neil Fawcett and Stephen Glenn have to say. The… Continue reading In defence of the Aberdeenshire Four… three… two
Day: March 8, 2009
Why do faith school supporters want them to be so awful?
I have to admit to coming out of the Lib Dem debate on 5-19 education feeling somewhat perplexed. After a complicated series of four amendments wrangling over the same bunch of lines, what the party has come up with seemed to be little more than a state commissioned figleaf scheme. Let me explain. The motion… Continue reading Why do faith school supporters want them to be so awful?
Girlguides fail their policymaking badge
I hope Jane Merrick doesn’t feel that by quoting two of her articles in half an hour I am actually stalking her. But the Independent reports a new paper published by Girlguiding UK, the Fawcett Society and the BYC today about how our political system is failing young women: More than a quarter of girls… Continue reading Girlguides fail their policymaking badge