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Private schools

Issue: As school fees soar beyond the reach of the middle class, private education is becoming a taboo topic at dinner parties, with paying parents being positively bashful about where Oscar and Florence are studying for fear of arousing resentment. That...

Yesterday

It is a sign of how revered Radio 4’s Today programme is that Government ministers being advised not to appear on it itself makes the news. That reverence seems to be evaporating. Boris Johnson’s director of communications, Lee Cain, has told...

Reality TV

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality,” said TS Eliot in Four Quartets. Events this week appear to confirm this, at least in relation to reality TV, with ITV’s axeing of The Jeremy Kyle Show following the suicide of a guest. Steve...