Oliver Rhodes

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Commons report: MPs give divisive Brexit debate one last whirl

MPs have formally approved the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill, laying out the terms of Britain’s future relationship with the …

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Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Britain’s technical education revolution gets off to a standing start

Lordswood Girls’ School, in a wooded enclave in the Birmingham suburbs, thought it was ready. Rated “Outstanding” in its last …

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Tuesday, 22 December 2020

New Covid strain revives old tensions and upends government strategy

Forget the usual cheers for “Auld Lang Syne”. Instead, it is the Bard’s other great poem that will define the …

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Thursday, 17 December 2020

Evidence that Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are making traffic worse

Campaigners In Moseley in south Birmingham, and in Islington, north London, claim that new traffic schemes designed to create safer …

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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Despised by Paul Embery Review: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class

According to sympathetic reviewers, Paul Embery’s Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class has managed to enrage the …

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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Alfacyte: the surprise protein that could train the immune system to fight coronavirus

In anticipation of an effective vaccine, the challenge of finding Covid-19 treatments has proven to be considerable. And while there …

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Saturday, 17 October 2020

What will Brexit mean for learning languages in the UK?

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Friday, 16 October 2020

Will London’s “lockdown lite” strike a balance between lives and livelihoods?

“The supposed choice between saving the economy and saving lives, between restrictions and freedom, Follow Reaction on Twitter

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Monday, 12 October 2020

Obsession with infection rates is hindering efforts to understand Covid data

Two thirds of the government’s original slogan for lockdown – “protect the NHS” and “save lives” – Follow Reaction on …

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