Telling interview with Ed Balls on Newsnight following yesterday's A level results. When asked why the attainment gap between State and private schools is still increasing after 13 years of New Labour educational spending, he could only offer the excuse 'because they're selective'.
No Mr Balls, they have always been selective. The only variable to change over that period has been the vast increase in spending on state education under your government.
Definitely an F grade for Mr Balls then. Not to mention the fact that the wonderful schools building program that achieved so little, was financed not out of current (New Labour) spending but by PFI.
So my children and grandchildren will still be paying for it in thirty years time. Double F Mr Balls.