Opinion – The Guardian view on the Tory-DUP deal: Theresa May is in denial | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

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In a powerful editorial the Guardian argues that the prime minister is governing as if she has a majority and a mandate. It suggests that she needs to learn that she has neither.

Source: The Guardian view on the Tory-DUP deal: Theresa May is in denial | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian maintains that May does not have the support of the people for her actions. It concludes:

Mrs May, though, will not change unless she is forced to. Opposition parties and pro-European Tories must make that happen. They have the power. It is time for them to use it.

Most traditional Conservatives who support the social reforms of the Cameron years will be alarmed at the lurch to the right. Ironically, May called the general election to be less dependent on the tory right wing – now the right plus the DUP have a full strangle-hold on her. The right-wing of the Conservative Party have placed Brexit above winning the next election. Toxic Theresa will make Corbyn increasing like the Pied Piper of Hamlin.

Meanwhile, we should worry about the Far-Left radicals that hijacked the Labour Party. There is evidence of Jeremy Corbyn pandering to the Far Left, rather than supporting established socialist positions. Corbyn failed to bring former Blairite heavyweights back to his cabinet – the shadow cabinet is populated by a bunch of whimps, so we need to worry about the risk of anarchy in Britain.

So what’s the likely prognosis? I sense that the Guardian is right and pro-European Tories will seek alliances with other pro-European from across parliament and press the government towards a more moderate Brexit. With the increasing likelihood of a radical left wing Labour Government, the pro-European Tories need to be emboldened and go the whole way, forming a new centre-right party. Of course, things could change if May’s quickly outed.

Thoughts?

A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income – NYTimes.com

English: Education.

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This is an outstanding, must-read article by the NYT. Check it out!

A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income – NYTimes.com.

Whilst, I agree with the broad thrust of the article, there are some omissions in my view.

Quality of education is critical. Graduates from third rate institutions will get left behind.

Secondly, education must be relevant. To take an extreme example. Singapore has an extremely high percentage of people with secondary and tertiary degrees, yet they have very little practical experience.

Thirdly, education must be relevant to demand. Getting an average pass from an average university in say law, will not equate to a startling career in law.

Fourthly, education must be tempered by mobility, and on the world stage, languages are critical. In my own career, languages were very often the deciding factor.

Thoughts?