2 weeks in Cuba

Speak to any traveller and ask them which country is a ‘must see’ in the next few years, and Cuba will come in the top few (if not top) every time. Despite Obama’s efforts to restore relations with the country in 2016, tourism from the United States has yet to kick-in, though change is happening … More 2 weeks in Cuba

This election is May’s opportunity to win over a generation of young voters

As the bright minds at CCHQ add their final touches to the Conservative election manifesto, media speculation continues to go round in circles, asking questions about the same few policies: will the Tories scrap the ‘triple lock’ on pensions? Will they commit to not increasing VAT and income tax? Will they drop their previous pledge … More This election is May’s opportunity to win over a generation of young voters

Policymakers need to work in tandem with businesses and educationists if Britain is to develop a pipeline of skilled workers

With Brexit on the horizon, British businesses are concerned about how they can attract skilled workers going forward, with 69 per cent of businesses not confident there will be enough people available in the future with the skills needed to fill high-skilled jobs (CBI/Pearson 2016). Statistics like this prickle the ears policymakers who are keen … More Policymakers need to work in tandem with businesses and educationists if Britain is to develop a pipeline of skilled workers

On the European Union and democracy

Life as a Politics teacher has been somewhat challenging over the past couple of months, with seemingly everybody you meet asking you for your well-reasoned standpoint on the impending EU referendum. However, despite reading widely, talking to many colleagues and friends, watching endless panel debates online and even teaching an entire year group about the … More On the European Union and democracy