Yesterday saw the launch of the Liberal Democrats grand plans to 'fix' the class based education system in Britain.
I know that this new policy initiative applies to the whole of Britain because their leader, legover-lethario Nick Clegg said so -
“While fighting the recession is currently the top priority, Britain cannot afford to get stuck in thinking only of our present - we must plan for the future. This means the best education for the youngest children to deliver a truly free society.
"The enormous gap that still exists in Britain today between the performance of our most disadvantaged children and those from richer families is an outrage. The Liberal Democrats believe that every child should be entitled to the best possible education no matter what their background is".
I know that the policy applies to the whole of Britain because Ming Campbell, MP for North East Fife in Scotland said 'right across the country' on yesterday's edition of 'The Daily Politics'
I know that the policy applies to the whole of Britain because on the LibDems website, it says -
Nick Clegg announced radical new education policies to fix inequalities in Britain’s ‘class-based education system.’
And I know that this policy applies to the whole of Britain because on last night's BBC 6 o'clock news, ace education correspondent Rita Chakrabarti told me so by not mentioning England or English even once during her non-depth and factually crap report. (Don't you just love all that BBC impartiality?)
Except that this being post devolution Britain, it doesn't, does it? Apply to Britain, I mean.....
I found out that it only applies to England because - At the very bottom of the Lib Dems web article it says in tiny text -
This item refers to England. Due to devolution, detailed policy may be different in other parts of the UK.
I found out that it only applies to England because on yesterday's Daily Politics show, Ming Campbell used the phrase 'Right across the country' a lot. And we of the nationalist fraternity know that 'right across the country' is politician's code for England.
I found out that it only applies to England because Ming Campbell has a Scottish constituency with bugger-all to do with the education of kids in England - and therefore feels more than qualified to shove his nose into business that doesn't concern him. (Well, what else has he got to do?)
I found out that it only applies to England because I rang LibDem HQ this morning to get confirmation from a PR foot soldier that the policy only applied to England. "Yes, it only applies to England" he said........
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