Author Archives: Kiron Reid

Opinion: What are we going to do about male underperformance?

What is our society going to do about underachievement by males? It is well documented at school level that girls overall significantly outperform boys. This is now repeated at University level. In non-science subjects admissions are large majority female. In nearly all subject areas females outperform males on average by up to 10% (more exaggerated in arts and social sciences). There is the same pattern in graduate jobs. If you look at the professions: medicine, dentistry, vets, law, the new intake is heavily female dominated. New members of barristers’ chambers, solicitors’ firms and accountancy practices are usually overwhelmingly female.

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Opinion: Why do Liberals (and Greens, and Conservatives) fund the Labour Party?

Why are Liberals, Liberal Democrats, Greens, Socialists, Plaid Cymru, and non-party supporters funding the Labour Party?

“In 2008, an overall financial contribution of £646,000 (2007: £646,103) was made to The Co operative Party”. The Co-operative Group website.

Every non-Labour supporter should read this.

My friend Keith Turner told me a couple of years ago that he didn’t bank with the Co-operative Bank because they funded the Co-operative Party. I had seen nothing about this and thought it unlikely given that our party have had an affinity deal with the Co-operative Bank for years.

I was upping my holdings in the Bank …

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    @Jennie - Sometimes it takes an outsider to get people to see what people in their own organisation have been telling them for years... However,...
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    If the Tories do regain power they will leave without a deal and hope after five or so years people forget the pain. Many of...
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    The result of the next election will depend on a number of things, like what the other parties do. The one we can influence is...
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    David Allen: Johnson would do that anyway if he won an overall majority. He currently heads a minority government, but is behaving like the PM...
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    Is it not about time you started calling yourselfs the none liberal democrats the vote was to leave and youse want to just ignore it...
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    Lots of long standing lib dems have been pushing for a revoke policy since the day after the referendum, but sure, let's credit the n00b...
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