Barber attack

20th October 2000 at 01:00
MICHAEL Barber in hostage shock! No, the standards guru (soon to lose his professor tag) has not been travelling on Saudi Arabian Air, but was held to ransom last week by his Scots-born secretary.She refused to create a Powerpoint slide for his TES-Keele University seminar. The offence? His claim that educational standards in England have now overtaken those north of the border.

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