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By Bones McCoy
#583
Boiler wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:42 pm
Bones McCoy wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:19 am I believe the Tories call it Londonistan (outside the Mayoral election campaign).
I thought that only existed in the mind of Melanie Phillips?
It's like Narnia for columnists, but you have to go through the cold store in a kebab shop to get there.
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By Boiler
#595
Bones McCoy wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:55 pm
Boiler wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:42 pm
Bones McCoy wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:19 am I believe the Tories call it Londonistan (outside the Mayoral election campaign).
I thought that only existed in the mind of Melanie Phillips?
It's like Narnia for columnists, but you have to go through the cold store in a kebab shop to get there.
As opposed to a fancy-dress costume shop?

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By The Red Arrow
#1137
Schools Face Government Stealth Cuts Worth Millions for Most Disadvantaged Pupils
The Education Secretary accused Labour of moaning and complaining, as schools express anger about changes to Pupil Premium funding
Sian Norris
27 April 2021
The Department for Education will reportedly not reveal its estimate of savings from cutting school Pupil Premium funding for the poorest in case of “harm” to its reputation. However, Freedom of Information requests submitted by campaigner Andy Jolley and analysis by Schools Week have revealed the extent of the “stealth cut” across a range of English councils.
https://bylinetimes.com/2021/04/27/scho ... ed-pupils/
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By Malcolm Armsteen
#1145
Under that Tony Blair Labour developed the idea that 'funding should follow disadvantage' at the postcode level. It was part and parcel of Excellence in Cities, and it bore fruit.

Along comes the coalition. The Tories wanted rid of differential funding, because it meant that more funding was going to Labour authorities, and money was vired (this was after Cambridgeshire spent their entire SEN budget on social services and kept the social services provision for themselves). Cameron pledged that he would 'equalise' funding between poor Labour authorities and wealthy Tory ones. The Lib Dems objected, and the Pupil Premium was born, close to the Labour idea. Much Tory chuntering, but it's part of their DORA plans.

Most Tories realise that taking money away from deprived or disadvantaged kids and giving it to the wealthy would be electoral kryptonite, but clearly not Ratboy. He is that stupid and crude. And so, of course, are the membership.
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