EDUCATION: Spending Review speeds up privatisation

The government is trying to shore up the transparent big lie that “we are all in this together”  with further lies in the Comprehensive Spending Review – not least in the area of education, which they hope we will believe will be “protected” in England – though they don’t even make this pretence for schools in Wales, Scotland and the north of Ireland.

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CAMBRIDGE UNION SOCIETY: Votes to abolish all private schools

The Cambridge Union Society was formed in 1815 and is an influential debating society based on membership of the University. Nearly 500 students packed the Union debate last week at which CP general secretary Robert Griffiths and Brett Wigdortz  CEO of Teach First, an independent educational charity who won the 2010 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education European Leadership Award successfully moved the  motion " This House would Abolish all Private Schools".

The Cambridge CP meets first Friday of every month. Read on for Griffiths speech.

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HAYLETT AND HAYES IN STAR: Keeping the post in public hands

Business Secretary Vince Cable's attempt to schmooze postal workers into backing the coalition government's plans to privatise Royal Mail by offering them one-tenth of the shares in their company get short shrift from their union writes John Haylett interviewing union general secretary Billy Hayes.

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