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Resilience prevails amid Osborne's bleak choices

Like a piercing, bitter English winter, Chancellor George Osbourne's "autumn statement" was eye-wateringly harsh. It is, without doubt, children and young people growing up in the most deprived households who are being asked to bear the brunt.

'Hokey cokey' policy lets children down

I was recently struck by what might be described as the "hokey cokey" nature of child care. First, we put things in. Then, we take them out. And then we shake them all about and invariably start again with no reference to what has gone before.