The third part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race and ethnicity in Britain today.
Posts Tagged: Marcus Rashford
Iain Dale: The Education Recovery Plan. Williamson has very little capital to expend. Will it be Marcus Rashford to the rescue?
Plus: The North London polenta-eating intelligentsia can’t cope with a North East accent. And: A secret wedding is possible.
Dowden, a David for our times, sees off the footballing Goliath. By whispering “boo!” At which the giant bursts into tears.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
[Editor’s warning: as the author of the famous originals pointed out, “there is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth”.]
The recent bias in Downing Street against putting the Work and Pensions Secretary up for press conferences and big media shows is inexplicable.
Until Ministers have a clear direction in which to steer the ship of anti-poverty policy, they will be at the mercy of the passengers.
The questions are posed with a ponderousness that recalls Polonius as his most sententious: too much evidence, too little wit.
U-turn of the year – A Level results and the Government abandoning the Ofqual algorithm for predicted grades
August’s debacle has won this category – although other U-turns are not much further behind.
Frank Young: Educational Long Covid. Why the collapse of schooling over lockdown will haunt the poor for years to come.
The second in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
Syed Kamall: Rashford’s campaign calls for state action – but equally highlights the power of individuals and community
The recent debate on free school meals has shown, among many things, the impact of local civil society non-state organisations.
Philippa Stroud: The Coalition stopped officially measuring poverty – which left its successor unsighted over free schools meals
We are allowing others to create a narrative for us, and in the absence of an agreed poverty measure and subsequent strategy, we always will.
Johnson’s troops are issuing declarations of intent in public. His success will depend on his ability to learn from mistakes.
Ryan Bourne: If you want to feed hungry children, don’t target food poverty. Aim to reduce poverty as a whole.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
Iain Dale: The way the BBC and Sky News behave, you’d think we are the only country in the world with a second wave
Plus: Free school meals, Pointless Celebrities, Bower’s book And: “Did the honourable lady just call me scum?” Your chance to drink to that.