- Ian Wishart is a business journalist, currently working in Brussels. He worked on regional newspapers in England and Wales until 2010. Shortlisted for UK regional education journalist of the year 2009. He was education correspondent of the Leicester Mercury between 2006 and 2010. He is now business reporter for European Voice, an Economist Group newspaper. This blog is wholly unconnected with that role and the views here are entirely personal. ________________________________
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It should be seen as nothing other than a massive blow. The announcement came from Schools Secretary Ed Balls this afternoon: Leicestershire had lost out on £80million to be spent rebuilding and remodelling secondary schools. Yes, there were serious, and … Continue reading
It was at about four o’clock yesterday afternoon that the first indications came through that the Schools Secretary, Ed Balls, was going to talk about Leicester. He’s ordered an investigation into why Leicester’s “National Challenge” (I hate this phrase because … Continue reading