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
Are there any limits to the Americanisation of Britain? Alan Ryan, who has just returned from nine years in the US, hopes that Britain will resist the punitive and religious enthusiasms from across...
Will Hutton on the visceral anti-Englishness that Andrew Neil shares with his former boss
This is a briefing note prepared for the incoming president after the US election of November 2004. In real life, the author is Roy Denman, a former European Union ambassador to Washington
Peter Wayne in his winter retreat reports on playing a practical joke on a tiresome cockney
The dustbin of history? Dear Sir David, We briefly overlapped, I recall, as schoolboys at Winchester, but I remember you better from the time in the early 1990s when I was reporting from the UN in...
John Maddox looks at new research which sheds light on the differences between Earth and the other planets
The most exhaustive official account of global warming has just been published by the UN. John Maddox shares its anxieties but believes that the committees which produced it need reform