New grammar schools plan shelved

Justine Greening has confirmed grammar schools proposed by the Tories in 2016 and included in their manifesto have been abandoned. Angela Rayner (Labour) tweeted the announcement was “sneaked out” in a written statement. But grammar schools weren’t entirely popular with … Continue reading New grammar schools plan shelved

Unpopular manifesto plans for grammar school expansions and the scrapping of free lunches abandoned

A new wave of grammar schools which was planned in the Conservative manifesto did not feature in the Queen’s speech, alongside the controversial plan to scrap free school lunches. This was supposed to be the “biggest source of extra funding … Continue reading Unpopular manifesto plans for grammar school expansions and the scrapping of free lunches abandoned

Jeremy Corbyn dismisses Queen’s speech as “threadbare”

The leader of the Labour party says the government has “apparently run out of ideas all together”, and highlighted manifesto pledges which were absent from the Queen’s speech, such as grammar schools and winter fuel payment cuts. He highlighted some … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn dismisses Queen’s speech as “threadbare”

Just last year, the government decided to stop demanding sprinklers be fitted in new schools

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the internet has found dozens of instances where the government has failed to ensure fire safety for people, whether by making cuts to the fire service, failing to follow through with investigations … Continue reading Just last year, the government decided to stop demanding sprinklers be fitted in new schools