What might these values be?

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More ideas from the Conservatives of questionable worth.

First, the announcement that children are to be tested on their times table at the age of 11.

Clearly there is a need for them to acquire this knowledge, but why on earth test them at 11, when children already have concerns about changing schools?

Surely better to test two years earlier, when according to the national curriculum they should have achieved this level of knowledge.

Then primary schools have time to address problems before children move to secondary schools.

Of more concern to parents will be the shortage of good maths secondary school teachers.

Then there is, David Cameron’s declaration that immigrants need to subscribe to British values.

What might these values be? What values do people believe the Conservatives have shown themselves to subscribe to by their actions at a national and local level?

What did the expenses scandal show and continue to show us about some MPs and their values and also what does the lack of thorough investigation into the actions of bankers and their salaries and bonuses show?

One wonders what the inhabitants of Tadcaster believe to be the values of the Conservatives, when the loss of their bridge is declared to be a national priority and yet a new bridge looks rather remote at present. Would there be a speedier response if this disaster had occurred in David Cameron’s constituency?

Does spin and selective blindness rule?

Carole Woodland

Cooden Drive


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