Keep your promises to yourself

23rd April 2010 at 01:00

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.

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