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Relaxing childcare ratios is a sensible and innovative idea from the government. Photo: Getty Images.

Nonsense over childcare ratios

13 May 2013 12:18

The outcry against the government’s plans to allow nurseries and childminders to relax staff-to-child ratios is scaremongering, driven somewhat by showboating rather than evidence. The government is proposing that nurseries should… Continue reading

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The liberal conservatism which Cameron embraced early in his premiership isn't dead yet. Image: Getty

Why liberal conservatism isn’t dead

20 February 2013 12:00

David Cameron led the Conservatives out of the political wilderness by pursuing the modernisation of the Tory brand, which had become associated with reactionary social attitudes and a dog eat… Continue reading

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