Some abject National failures are hitting home now – will they skew the UK General Election in May 2015?

You may not believe it, but sometimes performance in sport actually influences what people think about politics and that can then even determine the government’s survival. Ridiculous though it may sound, such events that government had nothing to do with, can affect the decisions made on election day and boost vote share either way – […]

British Universities going down the pan – an education system in terminal turmoil?

Unbeknown to most of us, the World’s Universities (about 400 of them) get ranked by Times Education/Thompson Reuters for their performance on teaching, knowledge transfer, and international outlook (using s dozen or so ‘indicators’). Effectively the table produced provides a definitive insight into their global reputations. Shock and horror to the British though with the […]

The United Nations – a forum full of disingenuous bums?

The founders of the United Nations (UN) will be turning in their graves. Their high minded aspirations for the organisation are in the gutter. A UN so called ‘peace conference’ has now started in Switzerland to ‘pretend’ to deal with the horrific civil war in Syria. The dreadful slaughter of combatants, adult civilians, children and […]