WHEN will schools be stopped from sending out thinly-disguised campaign leaflets for Labour?
Teachers are telling parents to lobby the Government for more money for our ‘cash-starved schools’[/caption]
Left-leaning educators are kidding themselves if they think Labour’s £20billion pledge could be done without destroying jobs[/caption]
Before the election thousands of heads wrote to parents urging them to vote for the party that would give schools more money. It was a clear attack on a Government having to keep budgets tight.
Never did it challenge them to consider at the same time whether Labour’s £20billion pledge for education could ever be met without destroying jobs.
Teachers’ and lecturers’ bias has been infiltrating the classroom for too long and must be stopped[/caption]
Teachers, heads and university lecturers are overwhelmingly left-wing. Far too often that bias spills over into classrooms and lecture halls. Now they are trying to indoctrinate parents too.
It is time for tough sanctions against any schools which cannot keep their political views in check.
TEN years ago today began a decade of good news, or bad, depending on whether you own a house.
Mortgage rates peaked on July 5, 2007, before being cut again and again.
Cheap borrowing and a chronic shortage of properties has catapulted house prices beyond the means of the younger generation[/caption]
Joy for homeowners. But this toxic mix of ultra-cheap borrowing and a chronic shortage of properties for our soaring population catapulted prices beyond the means of a generation.
Now, young people denied a full stake in the economy seem naively undaunted by Jeremy Corbyn wrecking it.
The Tories must somehow fix this.
Raising rates is not the answer. Building far more houses is — but that’s long-term. The Government needs speedier ways to help those in their 20s.
Former Conservative leader William Hague suggests lowering income tax for young people to help them get on the property ladder[/caption]
Jeremy Corbyn’s economic plans would ruin the country[/caption]
William Hague suggests substantially lower income tax for them, funded by a small rise for over-30s. It has obvious flaws, as he admits. But it’s the sort of imaginative idea Britain needs.
Corbyn’s scrapping of tuition fees is — as the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies says — a bung for the middle-classes his party now chiefly appeals to. It would wreck university finances and cost huge sums he could never raise.
But to match the allure of his simple-yet-destructive bribes the Tories need more skilful and effective solutions of their own.
PERHAPS we can all now agree that Kim Jong-Un is a greater danger to the planet than Donald Trump.
North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un has been test-firing missiles[/caption]
Tweeter in chief: Donald Trump[/caption]
Guess which most upsets the Left?
North Korea’s latest test must bring China and Russia to their senses.
They can ensure Kim is isolated entirely — and halt his madness before it’s too late.