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Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 24/06/2010 - 08:35

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The points-based system of immigration: smoke and mirrors

According to Ed Balls, the last Government “brushed immigration under the carpet”, failing to acknowledge that it was an issue that worried Labour supporters.

Hamish Birchall :: Sat, 13/03/2010 - 14:17

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Cannabis: the slippery slope

Is cannabis use in young people the gateway to hard drugs? Yes, says Ann Stoker of the National Drug Prevention Alliance.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 03/12/2009 - 11:32

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Chinese Whispers do apprenticeships no favours

How many students taking non-academic routes finish up in higher education? Writing in The Times on Monday, Andrew Haldenby of Reform reported that “only 0.2 per cent of individuals not taking academic qualifications progress to higher education”.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 28/10/2009 - 10:12

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Exaggerating police failures

“Police ignore a third of violent crime” according to a headline in The Times. Happily, they don’t.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 06/10/2009 - 12:01

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Please don't jump

The deputy chief executive of France Telecom has fallen on his sword – to use a totally inappropriate metaphor – in response to an “epidemic” of suicides among employees.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 30/06/2009 - 16:26

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Marry in haste, repent in eternity

 Marry a younger woman and live longer, said a rash of headlines (Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail) earlier this month. Now the story’s surfaced again (Daily Mail, today) in the form of a feature. Pretty soon, it’ll be an accepted fact that acquiring a young blonde is the route to eternal life.