Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Rory Weal is from Kent, so he must be at a grammar school. There cannot, by definition, be comps where there are grammar schools, even if they might use the name.

That the old dispensation still obtains in the country's largest LEA (or whatever they are now called) is mostly down to the late Eric Hammond, veteran leader of the electricians' and plumbers' union, and lifelong member of the Labour Party.

Young Weal is his legacy and his legatee.


  1. Er, he could be at a secondary modern?

  2. Doing A-levels? Possible, but unlikely. Not an anti-Secondary Modern point - they serve different goods within the whole.

  3. Didn't someone once criticise you for referring to Hammond in this debate, because he was "obscure"?