On the eve of Remembrance Sunday it is appropriate to remember the position adopted by the Conservative Party in respect of grammar schools and academic selection.
This interview should be borne in mind while considering the statement made by the Northern Ireland Church representatives on education this week. Their statement directly contradicts evidence in Hansard.
In Conservative controlled council areas in England grammr school places are being reduced in return for government bribes on Building Schools for the Future (BSF).
Similarities with Northern Ireland are evident. Beware of those bearing gifts – especially at the taxpayers expense.