The Education Minister was, however, able to put clear blue water between himself and what Tory bigwig David MacLetchie called the "talented men" of Labour who attended independent or fee-paying schools. Robertson proudly revealed his past as a state-educated pupil at Garrion Academy in Wishaw. Would he have benefited even more from an assisted place, we wondered?
Raymond Robertson tried to hold a press conference on education last week but was, not surprisingly, hijacked by some penetrating questions on Europe from the caravan of political correspondents on the election campaign trail.
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