by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2007
Gold star for David Laws, Lib Dem shadow secretary of state for children and schools, for first spotting and highlighting Labour’s plans to confiscate 5% of school cash balances.
Here’s what The Guardian says this morning in its article, Lib Dems attack plans to reclaim schools’ cash:
… the Lib Dem schools spokesman, David Laws, who has led the campaign for the proposal to be scrapped, said: “The prime minister doesn’t seem to realise that almost two-thirds of existing school balances are already committed to buildings and other projects.
“This plan to tax prudent schools is daft and characteristic of a government which thinks it knows better than individual school leaders. This dotty idea must not be allowed to continue.”