By the way, the word you’re looking for is, “Whoops”

Or there’s the alternative headline the Voice decided not to use: The six Lib Dem MPs who were in favour of devolution before they were aginst it …. The BBC reports:

Liberal Democrats say an “error” led to several of their MPs supporting an attempt to block new powers for the Welsh assembly. Six signed an amendment to a new law that would have stopped the assembly acquiring powers over home education.

The Lib Dems are in favour of more devolution, and their Welsh education spokeswoman Jenny Randerson said her colleagues had signed in error. They will now remove their names from a Conservative MP’s amendment.

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  • Andrew Suffield 23rd Feb '10 - 7:36pm

    Sounds dodgy. On the other hand, people associated with governments do screw up regularly. Anybody got some real information on how this happened?

  • Dunno, education is meant to prepare and arm the future citizen, but some of the home educating is done to extreme evangelical ‘courses of study’ got from the states. In the Midlands, a BNP cllr is home educating his family to make sure that they … well, guess the rest.

    Not sure that the parents right to educate the child at home trumps the child’s right to receive a normal education – ought, at the very least, there not to be inspections in place?

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