England’s U-Turn on Education

Margaret Thatcher famously declared, “You turn if you want to, the lady’s not for turning”. Little did she know that these same few words would haunt her successors thirty odd years later. After so many reversals of government policies, such as fuel taxes (also known in Britain as U-Turns). The recent major U-Turn has got…

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PM Cameron proposes British repositioning in EU

David Cameron hasn’t enjoyed much of his term in office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. After all, as Prime Minister he’s been raked over the coals (though not as badly as his deputy Nick Clegg) by British students incensed by increased school fees; U-turned on all sorts of taxes; and had to sack…

Spat over the Spratlys

The recent headlines in the newspapers regarding the long-running Spratly Islands dispute could be very confusing. Geniustwk provides a simple guide to this long-running dispute that has seven Asian nations falling out over more than 750 Islands. What is the Spratly Islands? The Spratly Islands is a group of islands in the South China Sea…

PM rejects econs prof’s proposal for wage restructuring

New staff writer, Maverick, provides a weekly summary of the major talking points in Singapore news: 29 Apr – 4 May 2012: the week of the ‘wage shock therapy’ debate Calls to raise productivity in Singapore Singapore‚Äôs Manpower Minister Tharman Shamugaratnam has encouraged increasing productivity in Singapore to help Singaporeans cope with structural changes in…