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Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

It’s Saturday morning, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices…

Where now for the immigration debate? – Sarah Mulley in the New Statesman with an excellent analysis: ‘the public don’t (on the whole) feel that immigration is a problem in their own local communities, although a large majority do feel that it is a problem for the country as a whole.’

The Empire Strikes Back: Ofqual, and the omnishambles of assessment – Tom Bennett on the latest GCSE controversy: ‘let’s be …

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The state of Britain: cause for some optimistic pessimism

David Rennie has been the pen behind the pseudonymous Bagehot column, which appears weekly in The Economist, since 2010. During that time he has been deservedly recognised as the most acute commentator, bar none, writing on British politics. Not that I’ve always agreed with him, not least his indulgence of hoary old cliches with which to whack the Lib Dems.

He has now transferred to the US to personate another Economist pseudonym, Lexington. However, his final missive is a must-read ‘state of the nation’ take on the Britain …

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    When the history books have been rewritten the seat loss of the Lib Dems will be put down to a faction of the Lib Dems...
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    You will give them ideas!
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    John - first of all, is it really surprising that the most powerful states would dominate a block of states? That is not corporatism, that...
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    Tim Oliver 2nd Apr '15 - 10:03am Tim - are you entirely sure that the 'EU itself' is not dominated by corporatism? Most accept that...
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    At least Clegg opened eyes for issues of transparency to be resolved before any future coalition !
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    There are some good things in the act and is certainly progress on the inaction under the previous Labour government. Lots still do though. At...
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