Monday, June 12, 2006

The pressure's on

I see the UK government has said a devolved government will be able to decide on academic selection, aka the 11-plus, Qualifying or Quali. As things stand, a bill awaits in Westminster and is set to be passed.

This is an obvious attempt by Downing Street to force the DUP, normally a fan of the Quali and generally in favour of maintaining the status quo, to get off its high horse and into a devolved government in Northern Ireland.

Obvious attempt or not, who cares? They need pushing, and I reckon we'll be seeing more of this over the summer.


At 1:08 p.m., Anonymous beano said...

"Who Cares?" indeed. In fact I'd been annoyed when I'd heard that the government wouldn't let the assembly/executive affect change on the education reform, but to put it so blatantly is a disgusting manipulation of the democratic process.

I agree the DUP need to get back to Stormont, but something about this just seems so deliberate and so sinister.


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