Thursday, December 01, 2005

There goes Cameron's education policy

Hot on the heels of its theft of the Conservative policy on independence for the Office of National Statistics, the government have made their first bid to undermine David Cameron by stealing his policy of pushing phonics in primary schools. This leaves Cameron's education policy as a rather risible hope for more discipline in schools.

It's sad to see this. The Conservative policy of education vouchers which was secreted away in the depths of their last manifesto was the only really exciting policy of the whole campaign from any party. Cameron's silence on the issue and his woolly managerialist approach to politics suggest we have seen the last of it for a while.