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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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  • User AvatarSesenco 23rd Nov - 3:19pm
    If the information given in this post is correct, the following should be done. (1) Cornwall Council should dismiss Mr Kerr and the officer(s) who...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 23rd Nov - 3:19pm
    Stephen, ... and in the links at the bottom of the article.
  • User AvatarNigel Cheeseman 23rd Nov - 3:17pm
    Thank you, Tony, for your input. Although my family rely substantially on benefits, they are administered by HMRC rather than DWP, so my views on...
  • User AvatarRichard 23rd Nov - 3:13pm
    In recent months we have not shown ourselves to be masters of due process in this regard. Now there is a chance to get it...
  • User AvatarStephen Tall 23rd Nov - 3:09pm
    (Thanks, David, typo already corrected.)
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 23rd Nov - 3:00pm
    Stephen, It's Alex Folkes and he is "A Lanson boy, " a derivation from Launceston where he is councillor. And I support him totally. David