At the End of Her Teather

Next Monday the teaching unions NUT, ATL and NASUWT are organising a mass protest on Parliament, with teachers, pupils and parents sharpening their pitchforks over the Building Schools for the Future cuts.

The knives are out in her marginal Brent constituency especially, given that she is an education minister:

Reportedly Sarah Teather is privately “seething” about the school cuts, some have been lead to believe that this private anger could become very public on Monday after the union pressure. Some sources claim we could hear the first very public outburst from a Coalition Minister going off message…

UPDATE: Interesting to note that leading the campaign is Hank Roberts, an intriguing figure, who is technically a teacher, but does so much union activity he is paid by the council’s “utilities fund” over £50,000 per year not to teach. There is an irony in public money being spent organising a protest against making savings in public spending.

UPDATE: Hank wishes to point out that he is on £46,000.

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Trevor Kavanagh’s analysis of the Brexit process…

“Thanks to Mrs May and her useless Chancellor Phil Hammond, this will not come without pain. But we escape with imagination and true British grit or we will be boiled alive.

It means on this centenary Remembrance of our struggle against tyranny, we risk ceding non-military victory in Europe to the undemocratic forces of an unaccountable totalitarian regime.”


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