Keep your promises to yourself
In the autumn of 1999 the then secretary of state for education, the "Right Honourable" David Blunkett MP, was taken to the High Court for breaking his pre-election promise not to abolish the assisted places scheme for pupils who were already on it.
He got off, Mr Justice Kay ruling that pre-election promises are irrelevant. Right Honourable; it makes one proud to be British.
So offer us no promises, Mr Balls; make us no pledges, Mr Gove; for we know that they are cheap, cynical ploys to hook the votes of a disaffected and disenfranchised electorate.
Phil Delnon, Supply teacher, Swanscombe, Kent.