Category Archives: Bradford

Bradford Brewery & the Theatrics of the Election

Stood in Bradford Brewery surrounded by politicos of every hue, an odd feeling of being duped overtook me. Maybe it was because I’d just, in a small way, pushed myself into the politics of Bradford West during a campaign that … Continue reading

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George Galloway: It’s not Him – It’s Me!

I got in bother with Bradford West candidate George Galloway this weekend. It’s ended up with me apologising to a couple of people, not least the person who Mr Galloway thinks I am. That might need clarification… I was in … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 7: Northerners doing for Us Selfs

If you’ve been following my Eduwhinge escapes, you know what I want – and can freely skip to the next paragraph – but for those who are wondering… I’m annoyed that kids in Bradford and across the North don’t perform … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 6: (Some) MPs Reply

Education in Bradford and across vast swathes of the North is terrible. You name the league table, Bradford’s near the bottom and is invariably surrounded by local education authorities (LEAs) also ‘oop North’. Few, though, seem to think there is … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 5: George Galloway calls for a Bradford Challenge

Education in Bradford and across vast swathes of the North is terrible. You name the league table, Bradford’s near the bottom and is invariably surrounded by local education authorities (LEAs) also ‘oop North’. Everyone has their excuses for it: poverty, … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 4: Councillors Answer the Call

Concerned, disheartened – hell, embarrassed – by Bradford’s and the wider North’s educational underperformance, I’ve taken up whinging and have become a busy body by writing letters, using social media and generally making a nuisance of myself to try and … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 3: Who’ll stand up for our kids?

I know I can’t do much as just one person, but, I thought, surely, if I can get a few important people on side, I can get people at least talking about a Northern Challenge to drive up standards in … Continue reading

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