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An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership.
Academy schools are state-funded schools in England which are directly funded by the Department for Education and independent of local authority control.
Andrew Guy Tyrie (born 15 January 1957) is a British politician for the Conservative Party.
Anthony Barnett (born November 1942) is the Founder of openDemocracy and Co-Editor of OurKingdom, its UK section.
A Bachelor of Arts (BA, B.A., AB or A.B.), from the Latin artium baccalaureus or baccalarium artium is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both.
Benjamin John Pimlott FBA (4 July 1945 – 10 April 2004), known as Ben Pimlott, was a British historian of the post-war period in Britain.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
Biteback Publishing is a British publisher concentrating on political titles.
Tony Blair formed the Blair ministry in May 1997 after being invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government following the resignation of the previous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Major as a result of the Labour Party victory in the 1997 General Election.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, popular historian and journalist who has served as Mayor of London since 2008 and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015.
Bristol is a city, unitary authority and county in South West England with an estimated population of 442,500 in 2015.
The Cabinet of the United Kingdom is the collective decision-making body of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, composed of the Prime Minister and some 21 Cabinet ministers, the most senior of the government ministers.
Camden Town, often shortened to Camden (ambiguously also used for the much larger London Borough of Camden of which it is the central neighbourhood), is an inner city district of London, north of the centre of London.
Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom.
Christ Church (Ædes Christi, the temple or house, ædēs, of Christ, and thus sometimes known as "The House") is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England.
Christopher John Penrice Booker (born 7 October 1937) is an English journalist and author.
Chuka Harrison Umunna (born 17 October 1978) is a British Labour politician who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham since 2010 and was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015.
The Community Charge (commonly known as the "poll tax") was a system of taxation introduced in replacement of domestic rates in Scotland from 1989, prior to its introduction in England and Wales from 1990.
A comprehensive school is a state school that does not select its intake on the basis of academic achievement or aptitude.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
David Anthony Laws (born 30 November 1965) is a British Liberal Democrat politician.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) was a department of the UK government, between 2007 and 2010, responsible for issues affecting people in England up to the age of 19, including child protection and education.
The Department for Education (DfE) is a department of the UK government responsible for issues affecting people in England up to the age of 19, including child protection and education.
This is a page for the United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have not been devolved.
A Doctor of Philosophy degree (often abbreviated Ph.D., PhD, D.Phil., or DPhil) or a Doctorate of Philosophy, from the Latin Doctor Philosophiae, is a type of doctorate awarded by universities in many countries.
Edward Samuel "Ed" Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015.
Edge Foundation, commonly referred to as 'Edge', is an independent education foundation, dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning in the UK.
Education is the process of facilitating learning.
The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
David Cameron formed the First Cameron ministry after being invited by Queen Elizabeth II to begin a new government following the resignation of the previous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gordon Brown, on 11 May 2010.
Geoffrey William Hoon (born 6 December 1953) is a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashfield from 1992 to 2010.
James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010.
Her Majesty's Government (HMG), commonly referred to as the British government, Welsh: Llywodraeth Ei Mawrhydi, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in Great Britain, that runs westwards from London's Paddington station to the west of England and South Wales.
Greek Cypriots (Ελληνοκύπριοι; Kıbrıslı Rumlar) are the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus, forming the island's largest ethnolinguistic community at 78 % of the population.
Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition, or the Official Opposition, in the United Kingdom is led by the Leader of the Opposition.
High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway to link the cities of London and Birmingham, and then to extend to North West England and Yorkshire.The first phase of HS2 is set to begin in 2017 with an indicated opening date in 2026, while completion of the entire network is expected in 2033.
An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa (Latin: "for the sake of the honor") is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, study and the passing of examinations.
The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
In a parliamentary system of government, a hung parliament is a colloquial expression to describe a state of a parliament when no single political party (or bloc of allied parties) has an absolute majority of seats in the parliament (legislature).
The Institute for Government is an United Kingdom independent charity that aims to improve government effectiveness created in 2008.
Islington is a district in Greater London, England and part of the London Borough of Islington.
Islington London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Islington in Greater London, England.
Islington North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1983 by Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party.
Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949).
James Philip Knight, Baron Knight of Weymouth (born 6 March 1965) is a British Labour and Co-operative Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dorset from 2001 until 2010, when he lost his seat.
Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
King's College London (informally King's or KCL; formerly styled King's College, London) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
Kingham Hill School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school for children aged 11-18, located near the village of Kingham in Oxfordshire.
Kulveer Singh Ranger BSc DBA MAPM FRSA (born 1975) conservativehome August 2007 is a British Conservative politician.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
In British politics, a Lib–Lab pact is a working arrangement between the Liberal Democrats (formerly the Liberal Party) and the Labour Party.
The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as the Lib Dems) are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom, with policies ranging from the centre-left to the centre-right.
The Liberal Party was a liberal political party which was one of the two major parties in the United Kingdom in the 19th and early 20th century.
In the United Kingdom, life peers are appointed members of the peerage whose titles cannot be inherited, in contrast to hereditary peers.
Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary.
For Livery Companies in the City of London, a Liveryman is a full member of their respective Company.
Local education authorities (LEAs) are the local councils in England and Wales that are responsible for education within their jurisdiction.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London Borough of Camden is a borough of London, England, which forms part of Inner London.
The London Challenge was a school improvement programme launched by the UK's Labour Government in 2003.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (commonly referred to as the London School of Economics or LSE) is a public research university located in London, England which specialises in social sciences, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 514,417 in 2013.
The Mayor of London is an elected politician who, along with the London Assembly of 25 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Greater London.
Michael Andrew Gove (born 26 August 1967) is a British Conservative politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey Heath.
A minister is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers.
Minister of State is a title borne by politicians or officials in certain countries governed under a parliamentary system.
The Minister of State for Transport was a junior ministerial position in the Department for Transport of the Government of the United Kingdom.
The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent Parliamentary body in the United Kingdom which is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies and non-departmental public bodies.
North London is the northern part of London, England.
Nuffield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
The Number 10 Policy Unit is a body of policymakers in 10 Downing Street in the British government.
Oxford City Council provides local government for the city of Oxford in England.
Oxfordshire (or; abbreviated Oxon) is a county in South East England bordering on Warwickshire (to the north/north-west), Northamptonshire (to the north/north-east), Buckinghamshire (to the east), Berkshire (to the south), Wiltshire (to the south-west) and Gloucestershire (to the west).
A parliament is a legislature.
Philip Hammond PC (born 4 December 1955) is a British Conservative politician who has been the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 15 July 2014.
Policy Network is an international progressive think tank based in London.
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.
The private sector is that part of the economy, sometimes referred to as the citizen sector, which is run by private individuals or groups, usually as a means of enterprise for profit, and is not controlled by the state (areas of the economy controlled by the state being referred to as the public sector).
Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
Progress is a political organisation linked to the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, founded in 1996.
Prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) is a term used in British politics to refer to the candidates selected by political parties to fight individual Westminster constituencies in advance of a general election.
Richard Anthony Edward North is a British blogger and author.
Rosalie Winterton (born 10 August 1958) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster Central since 1997.
Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, FRSL, PC (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield.
Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, OM, PC (11 November 1920 – 5 January 2003) was a British politician and writer.
Sadiq Aman Khan (born 8 October 1970) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting since 2005.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, commonly known as the Business Secretary, is a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport.
The Shadow Cabinet is a feature of the Westminster system of government.
Shirley Vivian Teresa Brittain Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, PC (née Catlin; born 27 July 1930) is a British politician and academic.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was a centristThe SDP is widely described as a centrist political party.
The social structure of the United Kingdom has historically been highly influenced by the concept of social class, with the concept still affecting British society in the early-21st century.
State schools (also known as public schools, though not in EnglandIn England, some independent schools for 13-18 year-olds are known for historical reasons as 'public schools'.) generally refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation.
Stephen Creswell Timms (born 29 July 1955) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Ham since 1994.
Swansea (Abertawe, "mouth of the Tawe"), officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales.
Teach First (also Teach First Cymru) is a social enterprise and registered charity which aims to address educational disadvantage in England and Wales.
The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.
The Observer is a British newspaper, published on Sundays.
The Right Honourable (The Rt Hon. or Rt Hon.) is an honorific style traditionally applied to certain persons and to certain collective bodies in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, some other Commonwealth realms, the Anglophone Caribbean, Mauritius and occasionally elsewhere.
A think tank or policy institute, research institute, etc.
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
Professor Tony Travers is a British academic and journalist, specialising in issues affecting local government.
A trade union (British EnglishAustralian EnglishNew Zealand EnglishSouth African English / Caribbean English; also trades union), labour union (Canadian English) or labor union (American English) is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, achieving higher pay and benefits such as health care and retirement, increasing the number of employees an employer assigns to complete the work, and better working conditions.
The United Kingdom general election of 2010 was held on Thursday, 6 May 2010, with 45,597,461 registered voters entitled to vote to elect members to the House of Commons.
The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or simply Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.
The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901.
A ward is a subdivision of a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.
Westbury was a parliamentary constituency in Wiltshire from 1449 to 2010.
Whitehall is a road in the City of Westminster, in central London, which forms the first part of the A3212 road from Trafalgar Square to Chelsea.
The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers is one of the 12 senior Livery Companies of the City of London in London England.