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Punch-up marred by arrival of Jacob Rees-Mogg

There were chaotic scenes in Bristol on Friday evening after rival students taking part in a mass brawl were caught up in a speech by Jacob Rees-Mogg. The incident occurred at the University of West England when students were forced to stop fighting after the Conservative MP forced his way in and began pontificating loudly about the merits of leaving the customs union, [read...]

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UK schools to revert to Roman numerals, announces Gove

In a move expected to be marginally less unpopular and unworkable than most of his other ideas, Michael Gove has announced that from 2014 UK schools will revert to teaching in Roman numerals.

The idea is the brainchild of a conservative think tank charged by the Education Secretary with charting the causes of the drastic decline in school standards in Britain since the withdrawal of the Roman Empire in 410 AD. [read...]

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