In the best of all worlds, standards would be upheld voluntarily. But in the world we have, we seem to need rules – and sometimes to extend them.
Plus: Go, Corbyn, go! Go, Zac, go! Happy Birthday, IEA. Racism in America. Welfare in Britain. And: If Wellington had lost, we’d all be speaking French.
By being so unrelentlingly contemptuous about the Leader of the Opposition, the Prime Minister is corrupting his own brand.
Aladdin: Gloria de Piero. Widow Twanky: Chris Bryant. Abananzer: Peter Mandelson. Genie of the Lamp, Michael Gove. Princess Lotus Blossom: Gavin Williamson…
“Here’s a chap who’s disappointed he wasn’t chosen as a Tory candidate and he now comes out with all these accusations.”
It hasn’t helped that responsibility for children and young people’s issues has now been fragmented from the deafeningly silent DfE across Government departments.