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Children’s education in money matters should start before high school, say teachers.

Most teachers believe children’s financial education should begin in primary school. More than three in four teachers say most pupils leave school without the critical financial skills needed for life, a survey showed. An overwhelming majority of teachers in the UK think children should be taught about money before they start secondary school, the poll for …

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Newly elected Labour MP Gen Kitchen called for Open Borders.

The Labour candidate who won the Wellingborough by-election once called for a second Brexit referendum and open borders. Genevieve Kitchen signed a letter in which she also called for a nuclear weapons ban, according to reports by The Sun. A Labour spokesman told The Sun that the letter was five years old and that Ms Kitchen now …

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SNP Prison Mismanagement leads to the spectre of a mass release of prisoners.

The Scottish Government have been blasted for presiding over a “crisis” in prisons after it predicted that capacity levels would hit dangerous levels later this year. The estimation comes as SNP ministers face questions over their failure to build new jails on time and budget, allowing other premises to deteriorate. In a new publication posted on Tuesday, Humza Yousaf’s …

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SNP Minister who quit over iPad scandal urged to refuse payout.

The public will be “outraged” if former health secretary Michael Matheson accepts a severance payment of almost £13,000, Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Tories, has said. Mr Matheson resigned from the Scottish Government role on the 8th of February following months of scrutiny over his parliamentary iPad bill of almost £11,000. He racked up …

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Mounting Calls for a ban on the use of social media for children under 16

For years now, there have been calls from many, especially among concerned parents whose children spend hours every day glued to the screens of their phones or other devices, for stricter controls on children’s access to social media and the internet. The debate in the UK has gained impetus in recent days after Esther Ghey, …

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Labour Plans to Outlaw all forms of “conversion” therapy

Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to outlaw all forms of conversion therapy if Labour wins the election. The Labour leader said his ban would be “trans-inclusive”, meaning it would ban attempts to change someone’s gender identity as well as their sexuality through conversion therapy. The Tories have promised to ban practices that attempt to change a person’s sexuality …

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EU Institute calls for an end to the use of Gendered Language.

The EU has urged legislators and policymakers to abandon ‘gendered language’ including “no man’s land”. Bureaucrats say the WWI phrase should be replaced with “unclaimed territory”, while “Joe Public” should instead be “average citizen”. A 61-page document compiled by the European Institute for Gender Equality outlines offending language and provides alternatives. Titled a “Toolkit on …

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Top British Universities offer places to foreign students with lower grades.

Some leading universities are using recruitment agents to offer places to overseas students with significantly lower grades than UK applicants, it was reported on Saturday. An undercover investigation by The Sunday Times found that 15 Russell Group universities offered one-year “pathway” courses, or foundation programmes, which the newspaper said provided privileged access to competitive degree courses. It …

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Nelson’s letter supporting slavery was a Forgery.

A letter which is said to show Lord Nelson was a racist supporter of slavery is forged, according to the author of a new book. Chris Brett, the chairman of the Nelson Society, contends the letter was the work of opponents of the abolition of the slave trade who wanted to use the reputation of the …

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SNP cut £30 million from the mental health services

The SNP Finance Secretary, Shona Robison, confirmed that the Scottish Government was going to slash £30m from the mental health budget In the coming year at a time when Scotland is facing an unprecedented mental health crisis, especially among our young people. The SNP are looking at making cuts of up to £680 million from …

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