Friday Links

Happy Friday, it’s been a difficult week for me and I’ve spend an lot of it feeling that I’ve been hit by a bus.  So only two links because I just haven’t spent much time at the computer.

1) Stuart Maconie on Michael Gove and education policy. Spot on…

Tory activist Tim Montgomerie smirked yesterday: “While I would love the nation’s children to be taught History Gove style – all Henry VIII, Shaftesbury and Churchill – I wouldn’t like Ed Balls having that power

2) The bedroom tax, isn’t having the affect the Govt. thought it would. That’s what happens when you don’t listen to the people who actually have knowledge and go off half cocked..

And so it has proved, because the obstacles are as immovable as scores of people said. One- and two-bed flats in particular are impossible to come by and, in any case, people are understandably reluctant to leave behind the networks of family and friends. So, they are staying put, and suffering – as proved by a slow trickle of human stories, which have already included one suicide.

 

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