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Opinion: The grammar school debate – an opportunity for distinctiveness?

Alongside the news that the UK could soon see the establishment of ‘new’ grammar schools in Kent, Devon and elsewhere, and that Labour will be urging the Liberal Democrats to support them in blocking these plans, the Lib Dems should examine the implications – and adopt a distinctive stance – on this disagreement.

The debate has gone over the usual arguments. On one hand, the pro-grammar Telegraph columnists imagine swathes of potential Nobel Laureates and curers of cancer who will irrevocably have their talents and spirits crushed if compelled to attend a comprehensive school.

On the other hand, the anti-side quite rightly …

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    Why would the Scottish Lib Dems put this on their website? A letter from the most unpopular leader the Lib Dems have ever had praising...
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    They're so horrible they need to be singled out as worse than labour? But not so horrible the lib dems couldn't go into coalition with...
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    Its horrible in just the same way as the Scottish representatives of Corbyn's Labour party as the main opposition to the SNP is horrible. Why...
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