Thursday, May 31, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Cameron humiliated in massive retreat on Grammars at hands of hard-right...

Cameron's Education spokesman Nick Gibb has run up the Tory white flag on Grammar Schools in a humiliating defeat - it is clear he has totally failed the very test of leadership that he set himself two weeks ago.

The defeat came this afternoon when Shadow Education spokesman Nick Gibb told Channel Four News:

'If there has been a huge increase in population in an area that currently has a grammar school and has a grammar school system, then we will look at it on a case by case basis to see whether there is a case for building one or two more grammar schools simply to maintain the status quo, to maintain the proportion of children that will be able to go to that grammar school.'
This is a humiliating u-turn after Cameron promised 'no more Grammar Schools' just a couple of weeks ago.

His climb-down today shows that the Tories remain unchanged and unreformed - and still wedded to Grammar Schools, which Cameron himself says he no longer believes in.

It is now clear that the man who wants to run the country can't even run his own shadow cabinet!

UPDATE: The Daily Mail has now picked up on this story, under the headline:
Tory u-turn: We WILL build grammar schools

4 comments:

Michael Oakeshott said...

Seven. This is tremendous. I am not even reading them now Phil. Have you seen a doctor about this?

fairdealphil said...

keep counting and not reading michael.

i'm sure there's more to come as Cameron's 'leadership' unravels...

Michael Oakeshott said...

I would love to think so. I think the man is a fool. But he is bound for number ten and no amount of bluster here will change that. Dour Broon against the PR kid equals only one result with this electorate.

Governments lose elections, oppositions don't win them. So why the fuss with Cameron? I think Labour has just run out of steam. After ten years, this is all you have?

It does make you look ever so slightly desperate Phil. Just a thought.

fairdealphil said...

michael:

i'm in good (bad) company...seems the Daily Mail needs a doctor too...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=458978&in_page_id=1770