The strange death of the Tory north

April 28, 2013 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Congratulations to the Conservative Party on having delivered its South Shields leaflets in Jarrow. Everywhere beyond the Mason-Dixon Line that runs from the Bristol Channel to the Wash is now just "the North," to the Tories, isn't it? David Lindsay reports.

Voting violations in an EU member state

April 27, 2013 10:12 am Leave your thoughts

Voting violations such as ballot rigging, vote buying and control are acts we associate with the shadier, non democratic nations of the world. However such practices are alive and well right here in the EU, writes David Eade.

Literacy Skills: A Basic Human Right

April 20, 2013 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Shirley Langer, author of 'Anita's revolution', lived and worked in Cuba for almost five years in the mid 1960s. She describes how, after the revolution, Cubans managed to eradicate illiteracy in a matter of months.