Whenever I look at the massed ranks of the National Union of Teachers at their Easter conference I feel a sense of deja vu (as well as nausea). It's as if they have had a collective Life on Mars experience and been locked in a timewarp from which they cannot escape. It's as if the Thatcher and Blair years hadn't happened as they debate their motions about ten per cent pay rises and leftist dogmas.
Today they will provide evidence, as if it were needed, that these delegates are not fit to teach our children, when they discuss a motion aimed at banning members of the armed forces from our schools. And there was me wondering where the massed ranks of CND had disappeared to.
The vast majority of NUT members are normal people doing an important and difficult job. What a shame they allow this sort of insulting, leftist, unpatriotic nonsense to be discussed in their name. Isn't it about time NUT members said 'enough is enough' and took their union back from the extremists who appear to control it nowadays?