Peter Hoskin

Balls in the dock?

Balls in the dock?
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Is Ed Balls in line for a kicking?  Today's papers report that the heads of school sixth forms and colleges are considering suing the government over the terrible blunder which led to their budgets being unexpectedly cut.  Good on them.  They have a right to know exactly what went wrong here, and to hold Balls and his department to account. 

Sure, whatever embarrassing revelations come out of this, I doubt Balls will ever accept responsibility.  As the exam marking fiasco revealed last year, that's just not his style.  But he - and Brown - might be given plenty of cause to squirm.