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Quotes of the Week

"Once Ofsted gets involved in the school-improvement process then it inspects itself and that would be silly." Sir Michael Wilshaw, soon-to-be chief inspector of Ofsted, ridicules MPs' suggestions that it should improve, not just measure, schools' performance.

"The prospect of the police shooting at unarmed demonstrators . is frankly appalling, un-British and reminiscent of scenes currently being used by murderous dictatorships in the Middle East." Green politician Jenny Jones criticises policing plans for Wednesday's student fees protest.

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