Show us a better way. The UK government has set up a project known as ‘Show us a better way’. The project is offering a offering a £20,000 prize for the best ideas on how to improve public communication and the exchange of public information to tackle every day problems such as crime, transport, etc. — Forgesian Thinking
Another Wimbledon, another year of ill-suppressed sexism. The theme of men’s vs women’s tennis is age old. Only the terms of abuse have changed. Justin Gimelstob, a former mixed-doubles champion who sits on the board of the Association of Tennis Professionals, said last week that women’s tennis had improved: “There are fewer lesbians now because they’re all Russian chicks. And there’s some other cute ones out there.” — Sarah Sands, the Independent
British education? Expletive deleted! A candidate was awarded marks in his GCSE English exam for writing ‘F*** off’ on his paper as a gratuitous profanity. This was no spoof. It was all too genuine. The candidate’s expletive earned marks for accurate spelling and for conveying a meaning successfully. — Melanie Phillips
Moral judgementalism in politics. When did you last hear a politician tell an overweight voter that he was too fat and that he should eat less? I can’t remember either, but if you had been in Glasgow this morning, you would have heard a message pretty much like that coming from David Cameron. — Andrew Sparrow, the Guardian
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