Labour are gearing up for their opposition day debate on education after PMQs, another chance for Tristram Hunt to harp on about unqualified teachers. On a completely separate note, meet Tristram’s headmaster at University College School, Giles Slaughter. Guido is happy to be corrected, but as far as he can see Mr Slaughter didn’t have a teaching qualification. That didn’t stop him from being able to impart valuable wisdom to the Independent in 1990, telling them:
“One must be worried about a Labour government. Their policy has softened, but life will be less comfortable for us.”
An important life lesson.