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By Alex Stevenson A senior MP has called for “transparency and fairness” after Ed Balls yesterday cast doubt on the future of the government’s school admissions policy. Yesterday the schools secretary announced plans to review government advice to local authorities, which backs “random allocation” of school places in areas where some schools are oversubscribed. Mr… Read more »

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Brown prefers scientists to bankers

By Alex Stevenson Virtuous scientists were contrasted with villainous bankers by the prime minister as he delivered the prestigious Romanes lecture at Oxford University this afternoon. Gordon Brown reaffirmed the government’s commitment to maintaining Britain’s status as a centre for global expertise and innovation, despite the shift to a globalised economy currently underway. And he… Read more »