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Former shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry has quit her position following furore caused by her tweet (Picture: PA Wire/Press Association Images) Emily Thornberry has sensationally quit her role as Shadow Attorney General last night following wide vilification of a tweet, which allegedly demonstrated ‘contempt of the working class.’ The image she tweeted, of a white van in front of a house sporting three England flags, was captioned simply ‘Image from #Rochester.’ Does it show that she’s hopelessly out of touch with the electorate, that she thinks a white van and some England flags are a rare sight? Yes. Does it show that […] Read more →
The ban of term time holidays should be cast adrift ( Picture: tororo/tororo) In theory it sounded like a good idea: banning parents from disrupting their children’s education by taking a holiday during term time. But life isn’t that simple. In the year since the ban on school holidays was introduced we’ve seen parents threatened with fines for taking their children to funerals, head teachers accused of hypocrisy for holidaying in term time and a 38 Degrees petition for the reversal of the ban signed by over 200,000 people. The Local Government Association said the rules do not reflect the […] Read more →
Tens of thousands of papers have been changed (Picture: PA) Students were right to feel aggrieved over the marking of their A-level and GCSE exams after it emerged today a record number of their grades had been changed after they were re-marked. Figures show tens of thousands of results were altered after a 48% increase in numbers of papers being sent back to be remarked – a trend that didn’t surprise headteachers. In total, secondary schools and colleges sent back 450,500 papers, up from 304,250 in 2013. Nearly one in five inquiries resulted in a grade change, according to the figures published […] Read more →