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Five takes so hot you need oven gloves to handle them. 1. Toby Young and the Taming of Higher Education 2. The Conservative Party's Eugenics Problem 3. Labour NEC Fallout 4. What is the Brexit Stamp Collection? 5. Tony Blair and theShow More Summary
‘Scientific’ eugenics is on the rise, and grabbing a foothold in respected journals. The claim that these theories are a credible part of a general discussion should worry us all In the fallout from Toby Young’s resignation from theShow More Summary
To find one leading Conservative mouthing off about eugenics is unfortunate, the incid ence of others indicates something else. We know about Toby Young, the self-styled "Toadmeister" and his hanging around with Nazis and paedophile apologists at a eugenics conference. Show More Summary
Does intelligence or schooling matter? These are two questions raised by the recent furore over Toby Young’s now-rejected appointment to the OfS. Good people have fiercely opposed Young’s “progressive eugenics”, and rightly so. But I fear they haven’t sufficiently acknowledged...
Eugenics has been science's toxic brand since the end of World War II. The point was driven home yet again recently when Toby Young, appointee to the UK's newly established Office of Students, was denounced in the House of Commons for having written favourably of "progressive eugenics". Show More Summary
This man is about as helpful to kids seeking education as our very own cabinet secretary!
A little bit of me feels sorry for Toby Young. I say so because of something Dan Davies tweeted: Find a brand and stick to it. Don't try to be jack the lad when poundshop Clarksons are in fashion, then...
Controversial commentator Toby Young stands down from the government's universities regulator. Young's appointment led to a storm of criticism after dozens of sexist and offensive tweets and articles were unearthed. Young says his appointment...Show More Summary
Toby Young resigns as May’s universities adviser over ‘ill-judged’ sexist tweets https://t.co/sZbBp9VB3i pic.twitter.com/oFcKOcvje9 — BI UK Politics (@BIUK_Politics) January 9, 2018 You can’t plead youthful indiscretion for things in your late 40s It was inevitable, I suppose, after all the weekend hiatus that Toby Young was not going to be able to survive in his […]
At least it’ll divert attention from the Toby Young Tweets I can’t remember a reshuffle that has been trailed as long this one. On Saturday David Herdson very rightly set out the reasons why Theresa May should not be holding a reshuffle so soon after the general election. There have been others, like former Cameron […]
There’s a link between Toby Young’s appointment to the Office for Students and the revelation that his staff regard Donald Trump as a child. What we have in both cases are examples of anti-meritocracy. Both men have achieved office not...
UK prime minister Theresa May has defended the government's controversial decision to appoint Toby Young, a journalist who has tweeted numerous sexist and inappropriate remarks about women, to a new universities regulator. May told the...Show More Summary
Now BoJo's past articles being looked up with comments about 'hot totty' and 'tank-topped bumboys' https://t.co/83fp35KFxO — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 5, 2018 Could it hurt his CON leadership chances? Latest CON leadership...Show More Summary
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The foreign secretary this week defended the government's new universities adviser Toby Young despite his comments about women, praising his "caustic wit." However, Boris Johnson's own past includes some questionable statements about...Show More Summary
The name Toby Young has been plastered all over Brits' Twitter feeds this week after he was appointed the UK's new universities regulator — a position created by the government to uphold free speech at third level, among other things. But just days after his appointment, Young deleted a huge chunk of his digital footprint. Show More Summary
Toby Young's friends like to characterise him as a victim of the liberal establishment, but this article makes a well-argued case against his appointment: Office for Students The appointment could be construed as deliberately provocative.