Monthly Archives: April 2014

Winning the Easter competition…

There were some splendid entries for the latest caption competition.  All the ones that focused on hand movements were very good.  Mark John Stratton was also in contention with ‘So when do I tell him that he hasn’t switched the … Continue reading

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Easter caption competition

The most popular posts, according to my WordPress statistics, are the caption competitions, though the most extensively read in recent times has been the preceding post on same-sex marriage.  Here’s the latest caption competition.  It is a picture taken at … Continue reading

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Why did the House of Lords vote for same-sex marriage?

One of the most notable features of the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act last year was the large majority it achieved in the House of Lords.  It received a Second Reading by 390 votes to 148, with every … Continue reading

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Foreign aid and higher education

On Wednesday, I spoke in a debate in the Lords on higher education.  You can read the speech here.  I focused on the recommendations of the Higher Education Commission, which I c0-chair, in its report on regulating higher education.  The … Continue reading

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April’s winner

As I have already decided which photograph to use for the next caption competition, I think I had better announce the winner of the April competition.  There were some fine entries.  DF Rostron deserves a commendation for a particularly clever … Continue reading

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