Key stroke

19th January 2001 at 00:00
THE Tory life peer Baroness Sharples has given a delightful poke in the eye to speakers of that impenetrable tongue, Educationalese.

As the House of Lords grilled education minister Baroness Blackstone abot swimming tuition in primary schools, the redoubtable Baroness Sharples, more practised in debates on equine dentistry and allotments, asked: "My Lords, does key stage 2 mean 75 yards or 25 yards?"

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