Tag: State

If A Tapeworm Could Speak…

…we now know how it would sound: The new school term will mark the start of the Government initiative offering free lunches to to reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils to ensure pupils get a nutritious meal. The schools are…

They View You As Livestock…

…and this type of farmer gets upset when the livestock thrives without his interference: A Somerset man has set up his own temporary toll road after growing frustrated with a blocked commuter route between Bath and Bristol. Mike Watts is…

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Rebecca Schiller hyperventilates: Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale seems to have moved from fiction to prophecy, with news of a court case in England that could lead to the prosecution of women who drink alcohol while pregnant. Oh…

And Do You Fail To See The Irony?

“The fact is Britain remains a hugely unequal country for black and ethnic minority people,” said Mr Khan, the son of an immigrant bus driver, at an event staged in Tower Hamlets by Operation Black Vote. *shakes head sadly* Mt…

Sorry, Helena, But The Judges Have Spoken…

Helena Kennedy (Labour peer) spouts off: Our riled security services’ transparent intimidation and interference with Miranda is shocking. But it’s also important that we use his case to shed light on the murky everyday reality of schedule 7. The power…

Brimful Of Authoritarianism…

Wahid Ibrahim could lose his licence to sell alcohol next week as a council review decides on his suitability to remain as the owner of B&W Stores in York Place, Brighton. What did he do, sell alcohol to a minor?…

Well, This Idea Sounds Nuts!

Campaigners are calling for the topic to be included in the national curriculum… Oh, what now? Well, would you believe, mental health? … and for schools to provide counselling and support to any young person that needs it. Around one…

Gettin’ ‘Em Young…

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life. The maternity package – a gift from the government – is…