Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blue is the new black

First we had the Prime Minister no less telling us he wants to see a return of "traditional" banking and now we have Ofsted urging for a return of "back-to basics" school discipline.

Traditional rules such as banning children with shaven heads and those wearing designer trainers or gang colours have proved effective in maintaining order at the best comprehensives, according to a report by Ofsted.

Formal assemblies, regular patrols of corridors, frequent school trips, strong values and appointing good teachers are also successful methods of raising standards, the study says.

Ofsted aren't saying anything new here, but it seems that conservatism is back in fashion - as people like me always knew it would be. It just happens to be a shame that it has come at a time when the Conservative Party have all but abandoned traditional conservatism for hippy progressive liberalism.

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