More of that grown-up politics from Tobes
Tobes takes as the subject for his sermon that Schama had described Liddle as “suburban” - rather than a thug and bigot, which perhaps would have been less controversial. “Had Schama just dismissed someone’s views … because they were the sort of opinions you’d expect to hear on the 7.42 from Guildford?” he asked, showing the usual lack of research. There isn’t an 0742 from Guildford, Tobes.
Behold the champion of the 52 million
But on goes snobby Tobes: “I also helped set up the free school that my eldest child now attends … I was ridiculed on Any Questions by Polly Toynbee for going to such extraordinary lengths to secure a decent education for my children. Why didn’t I just send them to the local state school?” Polly was right: Tobes’ school managed a “good” from Ofsted - the same as all those schools in Ealing he sniffed at, and slagged off. And his school has already eaten up more than £20 million of taxpayer funds.