Archives - September 2016

Ed Balls and Katya Jones dancing on Strictly Come Dancing

Glitterballs and fears for the direction of British politics

I wonder how Craig Revel Horwood might react to the Labour Party’s re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader? ‘Pedestrian’, he might lament, ‘better luck next time, darling’. At least, that was his comment on Ed Balls’ first...

Primary school children playing around a table

Britain's attainment problem

There is a road out of Norwich which seems to demonstrate the mistaken priorities of British society. As you turn onto Hethersett Lane, on the left is the John Innes Centre, a pioneering scientific research institute, its car park...

Alexander Armstrong

The scourge of summer lethargy

I am very much an all or nothing person. Some days – mostly while at university – I can wake up at 7am, do a morning of work, go out for lunch with friends, do some writing, go for a bike ride, then have a few hours watching a...