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Schools need teachers

LBO April 2017 At the heart of good schools are great teachers. So it should be a serious concern to…

Think again

LBO March 2017 Important parliamentary work is carried out in select committees in the House of Commons and in the…

Unintended consequences

LBO Feb 2017 There are some things in life where we can think, “I just don’t need to know this.”…

… my soapbox

LBO Dec 2016 Collecting it from the store-room, I reverentially dust it down, carefully position it in the middle of…

Bar, line, speak

LBO Jan 2017 I enjoy watching a big rugby match. They can be great occasions and spectacular sporting battles.  My…

New Year: new pain

LBO Jan 2017 Why not begin the New Year with a topic you are likely to be hearing a lot…

Nostalgic trip

LBO Nov 2016 I am undertaking a nostalgic trip: a visit to the school where I was a pupil and…