Anyone But Balls (Part 1)

The first in what will be a long-running series on why the Labour Party should elect anyone other than Ed Balls.

1.Does Britain really need three public-school party leaders?

There is no area of life in which English hypocrisy is on more gorgeous display than in education. The combination of an egalitarian state system and a selective private system is a rich parent’s dream. If his children are bright he can pay for them to go private. If they are dim, he can still use his money to secure advantage by paying to move into the catchment area of a good comprehensive.
Carry on reading

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2 thoughts on “Anyone But Balls (Part 1)

  1. Well, I think that is a good idea. Those who are coming out and supporting Ed Balls are only going through the motions, I like to think. Labour has a good chance of coming up with something worth talking about, but is shrinking the possibilities quite quickly with the present group on show.
    What is stopping some of the intelligent people who have the know-how and ability, with a few years or more as an MP, from coming forward?

  2. I can’t say that I agree that either grammar schools or the “gifted and talented” programmes were any help to able children from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, I can agree that Ed Balls’ policies, which seemed to centre on dumbing down and stopping teachers from teaching certainly harmed their chances. People reading this might be interested in the “Anybody But Ed Balls for Labour Leader” Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=122032747824585

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