Selection in secondary education is back. The government’s new policy aims to promote consumer choice, and justifies this on grounds of fairness and merit. But who gets to decide what's fair, and who merits a good education?
Say, for instance, that a community group takes over an abandoned piece of land in their neighbourhood and works together to transform it into a thriving and well-used community garden and growing spa...
The crisis in health and social care shows how badly we need an end to the inefficient market-based system. On that score, Team Corbyn looks a lot more convincing than his Labour leadership rival Owen Smith and his allies.
Labour is an increasingly uneasy alliance between a parliamentary party and its membership base. Who can claim to represent the 'real' Labour party? Is Corbynism a hijack of the party or a mutiny of its members?