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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.

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  • Amateurish

    I just listened to the episode on the UK economy with Paul Johnson. He said and I paraphrase,’The UK has been quite good at getting people to university but less good at technical/vocational training’. Whilst I agree with the latter surely he has the intellect to realise that part of the problem has been the former! Sending 50% of each cohort to university does not make sense in an economy where significantly less than 50% of jobs require a degree. If you had on the fact that many of these stude... more

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    United Kingdom7 months ago
  • Biased beyond belief

    Simply subjective and opinionated tripe not fitting the title of any quality or objective analysis

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  • Bobski

    If you believe that politicians are like you, you clearly are a self centred individual, which is probably why your in the media, read your history, all politicians are hypocrites and self centred individuals, you vote for a cause or party that you are interested in. more

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  • Good analysis of contemporary issues; generally UK-focused. Would recommend.

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