Whip's example

10th March 2000 at 00:00
The Sun

Labour are cutting parents' choices

CONGRATULATIONS to Labour deputy chief whip Keith Bradley. He put the interests of his son first, and switched him from the local comprehensive to a fee paying grammar school. The Sun says he is right to do that.

Schools chief inspector Chris Woodhead says: "Everybody has a right to choose where they send their children toschool." We agree with that, too.

But in practice they (the Government) do not. They scrapped the assisted places scheme, which helped bright kids from poor families to fulfil their potential at fee-paying schools.

And despite the success of grammar schools, acknowledged by Mr Bradley's choice, they made it easier for locals to scrap them.

Leader, Monday

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