Thursday, 15 January 2009

Cabinet division?

Lobbydog asked Education Secretary Ed Balls what he thought of Labour MPs paying for extra tuition for their kids at lunch today.

Last week Notts MP and cabinet colleague Geoff Hoon was criticised for doing just that.

Balls seemed to question Hoon's judgement.

He said: “It’s a free society in which anybody should be able to make any choice they want based on their own view of their conscious and their beliefs – but it wouldn’t be a choice that Yvette and I would ever make.”

Read the Evening Post parliamentary correspondent's full column on it here.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does he mean getting caught?

Anonymous said...

Yes, they wold ensure they used a private tutor...

Anonymous said...

The hell they wouldn't! Just like his colleagues who decry private education while sending their own kids there.

Elby the Beserk said...

Also Hoon tried to get what he had done suppressed. What an utter hoon the man Hoon is.

Thats News said...

And they would not think of pretending to live in one area, whilst they really live somewhere else, in order for their chidren to get inot a top state school. Would they?

The Python said...

Interesting given that he went to an independent fee paying school himself. I would be prepared to bet that the mini Balls will find their way into a similar institution at some stage.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Bookies would give odds on the Balls paying for their kids education?

Lobbydog said...

That is interesting. I might give politicalbetting a call on that one.

Anonymous said...

free society? he wants to step outside the wire

Anonymous said...

Utter lying bastard in a government of talentless lying bastards. How ond earth did he and Cooper even manage to have offspring - it shouldn't be allowed. (Sounds of projectile vomitting....)

Anonymous said...

Geoff Hoon and Ed Balls both went to Nottingham High School. So did Ken Clarke.

Anonymous said...

Balls/Cooper - they could certainly pay for private education on the expenses they receive to cover the big mortgage on their main residence.

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