New Labour, new politics

21st August 1998 at 01:00
As a colleague of Donald Gorrie's on Lothian Regional Council I became accustomed to his petulant outburst when faced with the practical success of New Labour's education policies. However, I was surprised to see (TESS, August 7) that neither Donald's manner nor his political ability have improved through regular contract with his party leader in Westminster.

Co-operative politics may be alien to Donald Gorrie but when education conveners across Scotland (of all political hues) welcome investment in education that is a sign of the growing political maturity appropriate to the new millennium. Of course, the extra money for education announced by the New Labour Government is conditional on modernisation. Perhaps that's the real reason why political dinosaurs have become so agitated!

(Councillor) Ross Martin. West Lothian Council

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