Freedom, New Labour Style

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Okay, so first the government run around shouting about how their new plans will make all state schools independent and self-government. But then they introduce a one-size-fits-all system for teaching literacy? If it’s so good, then why not let the schools – and parents – decide for themselves?

Could you have a better example of Labour’s schizophrenic attitude towards decentralisation?

Oh, actually you can. All you need to look at is the consultation exercise that the party has prepared for its backbenchers to follow in their constituencies, complete with pre-written press release about how local parents are falling over themselves to support the proposals.

(Tip of the hat: Labour Watch, Tim Worstall, Jonathan Calder).

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