Why Culture Trumps Skills: Public opinion on immigration

Why Culture Trumps Skills: Public opinion on immigration

Summary A new British consensus on immigration cannot be based mainly on economic arguments and the skills of immigrants, as the select committee report published earlier this month implies. The Home Affairs Select Committee’s report is flawed: polling gives a...
Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Probably the most important thing to remember about the challenges faced by Damian Hinds, the new education secretary, is that they go well beyond schools. With the addition of further and higher education to the Department for Education’s responsibilities in the...
Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Today the new Justice Secretary David Gauke makes a statement to MPs on the Worboys case – his first outing at the Dispatch Box in this post. In particular, he will focus on the Parole Board and support for victims. Should he consider some fundamental changes to the...
The challenges behind the figures on teacher recruitment

The challenges behind the figures on teacher recruitment

The publication last week of the latest recruitment figures for the teaching profession did not, on the fact of it, look very good at all. By mid-December 12,820 people had applied for postgraduate routes into teaching starting this autumn. This compares with 19,330...