Full marks for Theresa May in championing new grammar schools.
The re-introduction of such schools has been a policy that I and UKIP have been backing for many years and I am delighted that our new Prime Minister takes the same view.
It is sad that there are those, who for their own mixed reasons, want to slam shut this gateway to social mobility which has been declining for decades.
Grammar schools give children from all backgrounds the chance to get the very best education and every parent wants that for their child. And it seems that Theresa May has the determination to make that a reality for which future generations will be immensely grateful.
Ex-education secretary Nicky Morgan, who talks of the proposals undermining ‘progressive education reform’, should think on why if that is so marvellous the UK is lagging behind in international league tables for education.
It is vital that our youngsters get the best possible start in life and grammar schools are the way forward.
Paul Nuttall MEP