Stand off

27th November 1998 at 00:00
Tony Blair's promise to bring the Liberal Democrats into the heart of Government policy making does not look like being much of a runner in education.

In the wake of the decision to involve Paddy Ashdown in wider issues than just the reform of the constitution, the leader of the Lib-Dem's education team raised the prospect of a new relationship on education matters. Don Foster was apparently undaunted by the reply from David Blunkett, which went something like "Get lost" but more flat-vowelled.

Since the election, Mr Foster and his team have regarded themselves as the only living Opposition to the Government in the absence of any coherent strategy from the Conservatives . . .

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now