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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

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