This paper is only directed at one narrow question about Northern IrishGervas Huxley of the University of Bristol University was a bit stronger...
education. The paper does not address or provide evidence on whether
selective or comprehensive education systems do better and provides no support
for reintroducing grammar schools across the UK. The paper does, however,
provide evidence that the grammar school system entrenches social disadvantage.
This paper is clearly not a 'setback' for David Cameron – to the very small
degree that it enters into the debate, it supports him
Sam Coates on Conservative Home reckons this is a deliberate attempt by the Telegraph to fire another broadside at David Cameron. That may be the case, but there is a lesson here. David Cameron keep making snide remarks about the Telegraph in public - as he did again at the Conservative Friends of Israel lunch yesterday. It's not clever and it's not funny. He needs to woo the Telegraph. It is much more difficult to win an election if more or less the entirety of the British press is ranged against you. Getting the Telegraph back on side should be the first taskm in Andy Coulson's in tray.