Friday, 9 September 2016

Conditional Grammar

Only in poorer areas. So, nothing to do with academic selection, then.

With quotas for pupils on free school meals. So, nothing to do with academic selection, then. This would actively discriminate against candidates who had done better on the exam, but whose parents were not poor enough. But  it looks as if this one is going to be imposed even on the grammar schools that already exist.

And only if no one in the locality objects. As, of course, someone always will.

Believe in new grammar schools (a ludicrous concept; the point of the grammar schools was that they were old), when you see them, and not one second before.

In any case, there would be no parliamentary majority even for the legislation to permit them.


  1. If May proceeds with this, there'll have been three Prime Ministers before the end of this Parliament.

    1. Quite.

      She can't put this to an early General Election, partly because she could never repeal the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act in time, but also, on this specific issue, because her own MPs would never fight a General Election on a manifesto with this in it.