I see that Sean Couglan's article on the party education spokesmen's speeches to the NASUWT has been 'revised', reducing the extraordinary amount of direct quotation from Ed Balls. The result is an improvement. It now reads far less like a Labour press release now. Not completely though, as the headline on the homepage of the BBC News website reads Balls lays down funding challenge while the headline of the article itself reads Ed Balls throws down challenge on school budgets and the standing ovation the odious Balls received is highlighted by a sub-heading.
The main story on the BBC News website remains NI increase 'will not cost jobs'. Leave it there long enough and people might start believing it, or so the BBC are probably hoping.
Sir Ed Davey Not Standing
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