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Emma Burnell

Emma Burnell is a long standing political commentator who has written for the Guardian, New Statesman, Independent and LabourList among others. She frequently appears on the BBC and Sky News to discuss politics in general and the Labour Party more specifically.

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A crisis of education

Emma Burnell

Our crisis of politics is also a crisis of education. Quite simply, we do not have an education system fit for purpose in the 21st century. We do not learn how to learn well. We do not teach how to challenge. We have a political debate around education that is backwards looking and focused on…


After the mourning, a new morning

Emma Burnell

This hurts a lot. We find ourselves a country who wants to close ourselves off to the wider world. A country already reeling from the shock of our decision and a country divided into two seemingly irreconcilable groups. One of whom – the one to which I belong – is inconsolable at the moment. Can…