Not of the same moral cloth

We know that it is all too easy to have a pop at MPs these days.

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But we thought it worthwhile reminding our readers and the wider public that teachers are not known to take or consider bribes for their influence. Byers, Hoon and Hewitt, on the other hand, have shown that this appears to be standard practice in the Labour party and the Tories with their ‘cash-for-peerages’ and non-dom mess do not exactly smell of roses either.

To us, this shows that the fashion for attacking teachers, students and managers kept up by ministers is simply a good old-fashioned control tactic desgined to keep journos off the scent of what is really going on in central government.

So let us not forget that although there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between those in education and those in politics e.g. low wages, long hours etc. regarding personal integrity and commitment to public service, MPs and teachers are clearly poles apart.

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