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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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    @John Marriott I think you are conflating "going into coalition", which many people supported (however reluctantly) since it is silly to support a minor party...
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    If you believe in PR as I do, then, unless you live in Scotland, or had lived in West Germany between 1956 and 1959, it...
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    @Siobhan - You seen to be saying that Scotland shouldn't get on and do what it *can* do, until it is given the powers to...
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    I don't agree with all of "the west's" foreign policy that was meant to say. Sorry, predictive text.
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    Good speech. I particularly like the part about willingness to act with partial information. Once the important facts have been established then in an emergency...