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The English riots – Why do we make excuses for them?

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After the riots, all we hear are excuses. In this excoriating attack against our excuse-culture, Christopher Wheeler tells us what really is wrong with our society.

The Riots in England last week were a disgrace and reflected badly on not just the image of the United Kingdom but also the society we live in.  However, we must forget that the looters and rioters involved were totally to blame for their actions and it is a sickening sight to see people trying to excuse the inexcusable. Continue reading

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Time to get rid of pointless qualifications

Mickey Mouse Degrees

Mickey Mouse Degrees

There is a proliferation of strange courses offered to students that do little to further their career prospects. With tuition fees set to rise threefold it is now urgent that universities offer educations that return that value. Ben Wood reports.

Last year 300,000 students sat their A-Levels at colleges and sixth forms across the country. Among the most popular subjects were the traditionally favourable maths, English and sciences, and of course the more excusable lessons which contribute to the Mickey Mouse choices:

Film studies, photography and physical education are all courses that Continue reading

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