Melanie Phillips

Melanie Phillips is a leader writer on the Guardian who specialises in social policy. She was previously the paper’s social services correspondent, and before that worked on New Society.

On the Dole

Melanie Phillips, 15 July 1982

It is, as Jeremy Seabrook says, the similarities that strike you first.

John Sutherland thinks the only people who should be allowed to report on what is happening in education or express a view about it are university professors like himself (LRB, 3 October). This appears to explain his despotic redefinition of evidence. Journalists cannot produce evidence about education, it seems, because we are not teachers. Presumably then, since we aren’t MPs, doctors or police...

Huff and Puff

John Sutherland, 3 October 1996

Every summer, with the absence of Parliamentary news and the arrival of GCSE, A-level and degree results, the great education debate starts up again. This year’s is accompanied by two...

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