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Gazette column: No more school inspections

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about school league tables and how, with Ofsted breathing down the necks of both teachers and students, if we want UK education to perform better then it’s time for an end to formal school inspections.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Why the bedroom tax is ghettoisation

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about the introduction of the bedroom tax this month in the UK and how, by creating a divide between rich and poor, the tax is creating ghettoisation.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should the bedroom tax be scrapped? Is it unfair? Or is it justified? Should those on benefits expect to pay for an extra bedroom? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My latest column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Hey! Coalition! Stop privatisating the NHS

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about the NHS and why any steps to privatise it should be halted. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should the NHS remain in the public domain or is it a growing drain on resourses? Private or public ownership? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My new column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper. This Saturday it’s all about how 2005 really was my annus horribilis for reasons I’m only admiting to everyone now.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**