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History and GCSE History

History and GCSE History

Stewart Deuchar - Public Services

We cannot escape from history, Our lives are governed by what happened in the past, our decisions by what we believe to have happened.

History in Peril

History in Peril

Alan Beattie - Public Services

History in Peril introduces a series of four papers. The first three will be devoted to subjects ins schools which are at present under threat, history, mathematics and English.

More to do

More to do

CPS - Social Policy

Without an educated citizenry all the achievements of the present government will be built upon sand.

Privatise Coal

Privatise Coal

Colin Robinson and Alan Sykes - Energy

The nationalised coal industry is now in better shape than it has been for many years.

Privatise the Post

Privatise the Post

Robert Albon - Public Services

The government has taken large steps in order to improve the performance of the postal industry in Britain.

Science and Politics

Science and Politics

R.V Jones - General

In 1872 Walter Bagehot’s physics and politics was published. In it he pointed out that new inventions, particularly the railway and the telegraph, together with the rapid acquisition of physical knowledge were leading to a new world of ideas.

The Cold War

The Cold War

Hugh Thomas - General

The Cold War! Many, probably most, of the typical political expressions – the cant phrases, as we would say - of our epoch come from France, and especially from the French revolution.

The Local Left

The Local Left

David Regan - General

There are three main intellectual traditions in the British Labour Party – the Fabens, the Guild socialists and the Marxist.

Victorian Values

Victorian Values

Gereldine Himmelfarb - General

Manners and Morals – the expression is peculiarly unmistakable Victorian. Not manners alone: Lord Chesterfield in the eighteenth century was fond of discoursing to his son on the supreme importance of manners, manners as distinct from morals.

The Unfinished Task

The Unfinished Task

Ronald Butt - General

In a recent television programme about the post war reconstruction of Britain, a film clip was shown of Herbert Morrison addressing the Durham Miners rally on behalf of the Labour government.

The Wealthy Wellfairs

The Wealthy Wellfairs

Oliver Knox - General

Humphery Wellfair had, during the long minutes his parachute swayed down to the desert atoll in 1944 been blissfully filled with thoughts of Beveridge, promising idyllic security from cradle to grave, at least in Britain.

To Spur, not to Mould

To Spur, not to Mould

Leon Brittan - Economy

For as long as I can remember concern about our economic progress, compared with that of our competitors, has been the staple diet of both politicians and commentators.

A case for coherence

A case for coherence

George Urban - Foreign Policy

Nations with a long habit of making foreign policy on a world scale may be forgiven for feeling that they need no written formula to explain what they have always been doing.

Business Still Burdened

Business Still Burdened

Theresa Gorman - Economy

We look to small businesses and the self-employed to produce growth, employment and wealth. In Britain today about six million people work for small firms.

Distant Views

Distant Views

Graham Pye - General

When a proposition has become universally acceptable to political commentators, writers of letters to MPs, media pundits and school-teachers taking current affairs classes, it is a very likely indication hat the proposition in question is, or has become, false.