I wasted an hour of my life listening to the Farage/Clegg debate yesterday. Clearly, it was a real win for Farage. Perhaps they are, as they claim, the party of the people. Perhaps a march on parliament is inevitable.
The format was reminiscent of the television debates before the 2010 General Election. This similarity made it easy to miss the obvious difference. This debate rested on one topic: the EU. This is UKIP’s area of expertise, and so it should be unsurprising that Farage performed well.
But if we want to take UKIP seriously as a political party in its own right, and not simply as a protest group to the EU membership, we should take a look at all of their policies. As a teacher, I was interested in what they had to say about education.
So here is UKIP’s full education policy:
“Allow the creation of new grammar…
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