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Liz Smith MSP: Scotland's education policy must be fixed

The figures, John Swinney said, made for “uncomfortable reading”. That is how the SNP's Education Secretary last week described Scotland’s worst ever set of results in the ‘PISA’ ranking – the world’s most respected international league table of educational standards. Uncomfortable? Unacceptable, more like, just like those released this week relating to specific measures about the Curriculum for Excellence. Continue reading

Ian Jones: Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives

As someone who freely admits to holding a ‘One Nation’ position on most issues, my views on top spending priorities should conventionally be confined to the NHS, Education and the Welfare State. Therefore my long held belief that our number one priority should actually be none of those can arouse consternation in certain circles. Continue reading

Nigel Adams MP: We must criminalise the use of ‘bots’ by touts

One of my top priorities as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music is to campaign against ticket touting, which is a huge injustice to music, theatre, and sports fans. Continue reading

Chris Green MP: Securing the Vote

Great Britain has had a trust based system of voting for many decades. I have always voted in person because the visit to the polling station is such an important part of any election but I have always thought it a little odd that I never had to prove my identity. Just turning up and telling the officer in the polling station was enough to help determine my local councillor, Member of Parliament and, more recently, whether we remain in the European Union. Continue reading

Joe Porter: Trump's victory is a great moment of opportunity for Britain

When Donald Trump won the US Presidential election there were people who hailed his victory as a win for the battle against the establishment, whilst others worried about the prospect of a Trump presidency for the world. Continue reading

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