Archive: Jul 2009

Bobby Robson

Britain today lost one of its great sporting ambassadors with the death of Sir Bobby Robson. There is some outstanding coverage of his life and career on the BBC website, including footage of his... Read more

Social mobility

I have just read the report of Alan Milburn’s ‘Panel on Fair Access to the Professions’, published last week. It is an interesting and thought-provoking report, which opens up an important... Read more

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Henry Allingham

The loss of Henry Allingham offers us an opportunity not only to remember his extraordinary life and contribution to our country, but that of his amazing generation of servicemen and women who served... Read more

Michael Shields

I am surprised and disappointed to hear that Jack Straw has “provisionally” rejected an appeal for a pardon from Michael Shields. The six month wait, since the High Court ruled the... Read more