Cooking With Class

Baroness Jenkin may have got herself into trouble by claiming that the poor can’t cook, but, as with all such complex issues, the attacks on her were as lacking in nuance as her initial comments. It is certainly true that a lot of poor people either do not know how to or are constrained from … Continue reading

Back to School…

Recently, mainly thanks to the panic over Muslims allegedly seizing control of state schools, education has become a big issue again in the UK. Leaving aside the specific, and frequently ironic, hysteria surrounding the Islamic ‘Trojan Horse’ allegations, the English educational system is in dire need of reform. A lot of talk, naturally, has been … Continue reading