I’ve been very busy over the past few weeks and haven’t managed to find the time to post a weekly new round-up for a while so apologies for that.
Hopefully I can keep up from now on, but I do manage to keep my new Flipboard online magazine #WhyIamOUT up to date so why not check it out and subscribe. I also pin more stories than I can summarise here to my Pinterest account.
So what’s been making the news in the past few weeks?
There have been three interesting articles on schools that caught my eye as Michael Gove continues to battle with the teaching unions;
- Firstly news that schools may use Scout Leaders to help with strikes.
- Secondly that his plans for longer days are already facing resistance.
- Thirdly, the EU sticks its oar in with a healthy eating campaign that demonises dairy products.
Some politicians don’t seem to have learnt the lessons from the expenses scandals and continue to disappoint us with their financial wrong-doings;
- Claiming tens of thousands on accountants fees to help them with their tax forms, while the rest of us have to foot the bill ourselves.
- Secretly subsidising their local political party by renting office space.
- And in the case of one MP, claiming £90,000 for a second home lived in by her parents.
Top EU stories include;
- The European CoJ in a £415m gilded Tower of Babel.
- Spending £320m on surveillance drones in secret.
- Meanwhile the Germans put a spanner in the EU’s economic rescue plans
‘Til next week . . .