scary mum wrote:
An article in the Times today by the chair of the 1922 committee says the sooner the annexe opens the better. Has no-one sent him the memo?
Perhaps the Daily Mail was wrong, or maybe he doesn't read it?
This is from the front page of the website "Conservativehome":
ducation 2) Morgan under pressure to approve new grammar
“The education secretary should approve “without delay” the first new grammar school in more than 50 years, according to the leading voice of Conservative backbench MPs. Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, is turning up the pressure on Nicky Morgan after Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has urged the government to rethink its opposition to extending selective education. In an article in The Times today, Mr Brady, recently re-elected to his position, endorses Mr Johnson’s claim that grammars drive social mobility. He writes: “Wherever grammar schools exist they are hugely popular but a crazy anti-social mobility law introduced by Tony Blair prohibits new grammar schools. A Conservative government that champions parental choice should scrap this law.”” – The Times (£)
It's the same old thing as last time round - all the articles supporting a "yes" to the annex are calling it a "new grammar" which is not going to help under the current law.