New thinking and new party badly needed
* A number of incidents in recent months show the extent to which we have come to accept huge divisions as the natural state of our society.
We had the case where the parties in a broken marriage disagreed as to whether a child should go to a fee-paying or national school. The judge decided the boy deserved the best possible education and should go to the former. There seemed to be an acceptance that the state system could not provide such an education.
This was followed by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner blandly stating that practitioners (oh, how I love that word) would have to accept that professional people needed houses in keeping with their status. What really scared me most was that many of my friends felt the PIP was right.