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Constitutional conundrum

"For politicians, managing Chris Woodhead must be like having a tiger by the tail." "David Blunkett can live with him if (he) deflects opprobrium from ministers." "Chris Woodhead won't wait (for news of his new contract)."

These are three quotes from your editorial of September 18.

Have we not got things slightly askew? Is the Department for Education and Employment, and, by implication Parliament, now answerable to the chief inspector of schools?

Ralph Moses 41 Pankleigh Drive New Moston Manchester

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