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Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performers

March 21, 2011

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Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performersDemands of ‘creative and sporting’ category of points-based immigration system leading to cancelled events, say organisers… A survey by the Greater London Assembly showed that a quarter of all artists who were hired in 2010 to open an exhibition, take part in festivals or play a […]

Nailing Tory Lies

January 7, 2011

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Ed Miliband has come out fighting in today’s Times arguing that “a great deceit designed to damage Labour has led to profoundly misguided and dangerous economic decisions”. The truth is uncomfortable for the Government. Ed Miliband writes (£): “What is this deceit? It is that the deficit was caused by chronic overspending rather than a […]

An example to us all

January 7, 2011

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Subject: Senior moment – A 98 year old woman in the UK wrote this to her bank. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the Times. Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month. By my […]

Resistance

November 28, 2010

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A small selection of links: If the State is trying to teach the kids a lesson, what they learn may be something else Thatcher’s children can lead the class of 68 back into action | Polly Toynbee Video: Student protests in London: A street-level view of the day Why we’re occupying Campaign for the Public […]

Fears for schools’ music lessons

November 28, 2010

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School music lessons could be hit as local councils make cuts and budgets are redrawn, it is feared. School music lessons could be hit as local councils make savings and school budgets are redrawn, it is feared One in five music services, which support schools, expect councils will completely axe their grants and half fear […]

What is to be done… after the storming of Millbank?

November 28, 2010

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The response to the Browne Report on university funding and student finance, and its subsequent interpretation by the Coalition government, has taken several forms amongst UK academics. Read more at LGS

The student revolt, the cuts and the democratic deficit | Counterfire

November 24, 2010

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The huge student protest on 10 November and the anger generated by the betrayal of election promises by the Liberal Democrats marks a new phase in British politics argues Neil Faulkner.