Someone in Ed Ball’s Department of Children, Schools and Families couldn’t keep a straight face when details of an upcoming training day were revealed yesterday. Guido hears that the Anti-Social Behaviour, Bullying and Truancy Seminar next month will include the following sessions:
- What are Government’s agenda and expectations?
- Do we pay too much attention to the perpetrators and not enough to the victims?
- How should we develop more effective approaches to identifying, helping and supporting victims?
- Where can we hope to be in ten years time?
Given that internal polling is showing the Cabinet Office is too scared to speak out about the bullying that goes on, perhaps Gordon should pop along to the session in Leeds next month. Ball’s just told Radio 4 that he has never seen Gordon bully anyone. Must be tough for him to spot what he is a pivotal part of…