Labour we are assured (by none other than Brown, the ‘Great Former leader) believe the future is ‘global’.  They further allegedly believe in ‘Europe’.

Strange then that under our former Labour government the numbers of people studying foreign languages have ‘plummeted’. Ironically, since this is a word of French origin, The Telegraph tells us that French is no longer a popular subject.

So the more Labour tell us the rest of the world is important – the less capable we become to communicate with it. Oh, and of course all the while the left wing of Labour are denigrating America on whose linguistic coat-tails they are happy to cling to.

So as we sully our heads worrying about grade inflation and the diluting of educational standards we ignore the lost directions into which our whole education system has stumbled.

Not much sign of joined up Labour Government there.