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Credibility, Democracy and Tories: a Plan

Labour’s task isn’t to fight for credibility – it’s to demonstrate the Tories have none.

“Gaining credibility” is not a plan. It’s a myth.

By trying to convince the public of its own credibility, Labour often sacrificed its principles in its attempt to achieve this; aligning itself closely to the policies of the elected government. 575 more words

Back To The Past: Why Do We Want Grammar Schools?

Before you read this, I thought it would be interesting and relevant to mention that I had to use spellcheck for about four words in this article… 436 more words


Why wait until 11? The case for Primary Grammar schools

A modest proposal.

The Government’s plan to reintroduce grammar schools as a way of giving children from low or modest income families an escape route from poverty is missing a trick.  2,433 more words


This is the full version of the article I wrote last month for the International New York Times on the grammar schools debate in Britain. (I cannot publish my… 1,061 more words


Another Government U-turn as return to 'halcyon' days proves an illusion!

As a former History teacher, I’ve done the calculations  and I think the Tory government is looking to recreate the year 1955 in its backward looking education policy. 56 more words


18 out of 20

We were watching Cold Feet the other night – as usual recorded a couple of weeks ago for our veg-telly evening slot. A break from police dramas and depressing Nordic Noir (although we enjoy… 674 more words

Life After Retirement

Government plans will reallocate nursery funding from poorer to richer children – and no one seems to notice

The government’s grammar schools plans have been covered widely. In contrast, plans to change the funding system for nurseries and pre-schools have received little attention. But these reforms actually pose a greater threat to social mobility than proposals to expand grammar schools, argue… 1,530 more words