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A New Britain

A New Britain

Nigel Lawson - Politics

Earlier this month, Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving Prime Minister this century – and indeed well before the next election it will have become mathematically impossible for anyone else to take the record from her.

Privatise Power

Privatise Power

Alex Henney - Social Policy

Britain's electricity supply industry is on the verge of a programme of heavy capital expenditure, to fill a supply gap forecast to widen rapidly in the early years of the next decade.

Alarm over A Levels

Alarm over A Levels

Fed Naylor - Public Services

Very many people concerned with education look with alarm at the threat to educational standards at A-level.

Britain Resurgent

Britain Resurgent

Lord Young of Graffham - General

In 1950, despite all the strains of the aftermath of a world war, the British people enjoyed the seventh highest living standard of major developed nations.

Current Choices

Current Choices

Andrew Sykes and Colin Robinson - General

Privatisation schemes can have three principal objectives, between which there are potential conflicts.

English our English

English our English

John Marenbon - Public Services

When children leave English schools today, few are able to speak and write English correctly; even fewer have a familiarity with the literacy heritage of the language.

Good Council Guide

Good Council Guide

Paul Beresford - Social Policy

Over the last nine years, Conservative Wandsworth Council has reversed the downward spiral so typical of the inner city.

Healthy Competition

Healthy Competition

John Peet -

The National Health Service is under attack, perhaps more than at any time since its foundation in 1948.

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.