Monthly Archives: July 2014

War, politics and tennis: MP Keith Simpson’s Summer Reading List

Each year, shortly before the summer recess, the Conservative MP, Keith Simpson, publishes a summer reading list. Simpson is Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and his list is, notionally at least, designed to provide instructive, rather than … Continue reading

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Fixed penalties for school absences: a case for judicial review

One government policy which has attracted considerable attention, perhaps because it has particularly upset middle-class parents, is Michael Gove’s tightening up of the rules regarding term-time absences from school. The Sunday Times reported last month that a campaign for judicial review … Continue reading

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