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They know the importance of choosing the right - or is it left? - school in Lanarkshire, as Helen Liddell found out. Inevitably, the former Education Minister was asked at an election meeting about the war in the Balkans - Lanarkshire-style.

"If any Kosovan refugees come here," an elector enquired, "what schools will they go to?" So far we have been unable to establish whether there are any Protestant Kosovans or Catholic Kosovans.

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