The increase in the numbers of graduates has shown that the UK can produce large numbers of high-skilled people. A common criticism of university graduates is that they end up doing jobs that do not require a degree. What is needed is not fewer graduates, but an increase both in high-skilled jobs and in employers who are prepared to take responsibility for developing their staff to get them into these jobs.
The UK Home Secretary Theresa May's decision to impose a ban on protest group 'Muslims Against Crusades' as of midnight tonight is highly likely to cause a storm of controversy.
Sometimes Philip used to be bracketed with spin-doctors, and criticised as a master of the darker arts of election campaigning. The truth is that he was the exact opposite. If today's politicians, journalists and, er, pollsters wish to pay his life proper tribute, it would be to speak as truthfully and candidly as he always did.
The "Arab Spring" is the most spectacular example of the dispersal of power. Before visiting the region, I was somewhat sceptical of the extravagant claims made about social media's role in the revolutions. But having visited Tunisia and spoken to activists there, I no longer think you can understand what happened without analysing the role that social media played.