The take-off in post-school education has consequences beyond the control of governments, explains Alison Wolf. Among them is the flight from vocational qualifications
Labour's constitutional reforms are designed to devolve power. But to succeed they must first centralise it
There is not much space on the pavements of Bath in the summer months. The reason for the crush is that the city is blooming with language schools for the well-heeled youth of continental Europe....
Berthold Goldschmidt is belatedly recognised as one of Britain's finest modern composers. In the last interview before his death he told Edward Pearce about neglect and rediscovery
Will Hutton on the visceral anti-Englishness that Andrew Neil shares with his former boss
Government in the UK has not been re-invented. Pamela Meadows, former chief economist at the employment department, says that the public sector still operates largely for its own benefit, beyond...
Peter Wayne in his winter retreat reports on playing a practical joke on a tiresome cockney
Octogenarian economist John Kenneth Galbraith no longer fulminates against consumerism. But, says Kenneth Minogue, his view of the good society is still irredeemably statist
When Ian Buruma visited the Referendum party conference, he expected to find latter-day Mosleyites. Instead he met nostalgic, mild-mannered members of the middle class