Less than a week after Parliament went into recess, the quiet summer Theresa May wanted has already shattered.
She went into the June general election on a platform of “strong and stable” government and lost her Parliamentary majority. So she shuffled on for a few more weeks, claiming that she was governing for “certainty” and in the “national interest”.
How is it in the “national interest” that more than 600,000 pupils in England are being taught by unqualified teachers?
The Tories scrapped the requirement that teachers have to be qualified in 2012, and now 24,000 unqualified adults are teaching in UK schools – it was a Michael Gove policy, which bodes ill for his plan to deal with farmers post-Brexit. Perhaps they realised that no qualified teacher in their right mind would want to work in the sweatshop environment they have created.