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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 AvatarMark Seaman 22nd Oct - 1:31am
    MPs are beginning to stand against it .... yep .. when it is several years till they have to stand for election again. But the...
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    Mmm - while I agree with the differentiation between patriot and nationalist, I'm not sure that being willing to die for your country is a...
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    I dont know what the future holds & neither does anyone else. Our Party has been damaged, not destroyed. We still have 100,000 members, probably...
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    Sadly Katharine, Nick took and used power and destroyed the future of Liberal Democracy at the same time. Perhaps you are happy for the good...
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    Katharine Pindar 21st Oct '17 - 8:31pm.........Arnold, you are up against unreason and extremism here, but there are many of us who do agree with...
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    Arnold, you are up against unreason and extremism here, but there are many of us who do agree with you. As Frankie almost said above,...