Sunday, September 05, 2004
The Observer gets it wrong again. Or is it the Government that has spun itself into a devolution-free muddle? Either way the report that Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, will announce a plan to make every primary school in the Country open between 8am and 6pm to help working parents and boost health is missing a vital ingredient. This is that the announcement will only apply to England. It is up to the Welsh and Scottish Education Ministers to decide whether this applies to their Country and in what form. Pay attention at the back of the class.