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4 May 2023 Mathematics The BBC at its worst. By John Watson Some things are inevitable and it was no surprise that the BBC’s reaction to the Prime Minister’s plan to increase the nation’s mathematical skills by requiring everyone to continue with the subject until the age of 18, was to focus on those, 6%… Continue reading Mathematics

Battle of the Titans

4 May 2023 Battle of the Titans by J.R. Thomas Yes; the headline is indeed more than a little satirical, though neither Mr Biden or Mr Trump would read it that way.  Joe has finally declared he will run in ’24, and that does seem to have reinvigorated him; at the White House Lobby Correspondents… Continue reading Battle of the Titans


4 May 2023 Venison The Bambi problem. By Lynda Goetz For a long time now the Brits seem to have had a problem with eating meats like deer (venison) or rabbit.  This is not really the case elsewhere in Europe and did not used to be the case here. Now it seems ministers are urging… Continue reading Venison


4 April 2023 Ofsted Hard cases. By Robert Kilconner One cannot but be sorry for the family of Ruth Perry who committed suicide following an Ofsted downgrading of her school but I am afraid that this tragic incident, and indeed the challenging by a school in Cambridge of procedures used in its Ofsted review, cannot… Continue reading Ofsted

Another Smacking

4 May 2023 Another Smacking EU and China. By Neil Tidmarsh It’s the politics of the playground. The cunning little kid might think it’s a clever move to crawl up to the school bully and beg “Can I be your friend? Can I be in your gang? Please, please, please?”, but he’s handing the big… Continue reading Another Smacking

Rishi figures it out

4 May 2023 Rishi figures it out by Paul Branch The state of our education system leaves much to be desired in many ways, but Rishi Sunak has picked on mathematics as an area to zero-in on, where we are so far behind many other countries that it’s becoming an embarrassment as well as holding… Continue reading Rishi figures it out


4 May 2023 Crossword Number 355 By Boffles Click for this month’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this month’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 354 Boffles 2 now available from Amazon at £6.99.Just the thing for spring afternoons. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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