Tynwald tactics akin to ‘slinging a dead cat on the table’

Submissions to the House of Keys Committee on the Isle of Man’s controversial Education Bill can now be read here.  Some may not have been published at the request of respondents.   Of special interest is Allan Norman‘s incisive (and highly entertaining) Read More …

Parents steal wheels from GIRFEC propaganda wagon

In the wake of Hampdengate (where things didn’t go to plan for the government, despite taxpayer funded bribes of £25 vouchers, free travel and lunches being offered to parents, children and young people to go forth and promote the ‘benefits’ of data Read More …

GIRFEC breaches Article 8 and the Data Protection Act

Voices of dissent over the Great God GIRFEC appear to be gathering a head of steam and and, what’s more, they are singing from remarkably similar song sheets in relation to the legality (or otherwise) of this universal surveillance policy Read More …

Welsh Government shelves parent licensing plans

Following a deluge of responses to the Welsh Government’s consultation on its misguided proposals to introduce parent licensing for home educators as part of the forthcoming Education (Wales) Bill, plans for such a scheme have now been officially shelved. In Read More …