I don’t know what you think about Boris Johnson. Whether you like his politics or not though, you have to admit that he’s a fine journalist and that he’s very, very funny at times. He’s also been for I don’t know how long a tireless campaigner for encouraging the teaching of Latin and Greek in… Continue reading Boris blasts Balls, or et tu Boris
After training teachers and marking large quantities of undergraduate essays, I resurface! And it is with glee that I read Roland White’s speculation in this week’s Sunday Times that Ed Balls may be the next victim of the Portillo moment. According to White, Mike Smithson of Political Betting.com has ‘punted quite heavily at good odds… Continue reading Hasta la vista, Baby!
I had to smile when reading Martin Ivens’s column in the Sunday Times (05.07.09) the other day. He reported a government minister as saying that “Ed Balls is the only man in politics who believes that local education authorities can get their schools right.”
The Rose Report is out. (Thanks to Susan Godsland who was quick enough out of the traps to post this on the RRF website.) I haven’t had time to read all of it yet online and, when I rang them to ask for hard copy, the government department wasn’t able to send me one. It… Continue reading The Rose Report is out!