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About Joseph Richardson

Joseph Richardson is a freelance journalist in London. His blog can be found here.

Articles by Joseph Richardson

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

History according to Gove: what is England teaching its children?

Michael Gove's plans for the history curriculum have sparked a war over what should be taught to English children. Criticised as 'shallow' and 'patriotic', praised as taking on the 'left-wing bias' of previous teaching, this is a battle not only over British history, but its present and future.

The blacklisting of British workers

'It ruined my marriage' 'my wages were cut in half'... the blacklisting of workers ruins lives, as the latest scandal in the building sector shows. Now the fight is on to push for a public inquiry into the practice.

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