It must be truly awful for Welsh Liberal Democrats like Peter Black,as he considered what to Blog about last week to be looking at a open goal , only to realise the goalie in his case his one of his own
Left Foot Forward report that
Students from disadvantaged backgrounds in England were worst hit by the downgrading – while private school kids benefited the most. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has now suggested it could step in given the unequal impact of the marking algorithm.
But LFF whilst reporting that Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party also criticises the "English" Education secretary seem to miss the fact that ii Wales it is Labour Government and more so oe with a Liberal Democrat (Kirst Willaims )Education Minister (in Not a coalition) who are responsible for an even worse fiasco in Wales.
Nice try but the fact remains Just over 42% of Welsh A-level students have had their results downgraded from teacher estimates.
When she led the Liberal Democrats from the opposition benches i what was then the Welsh Assembly . I nicknamed Kirsty Willaims La Pasionaria half mockinly and half admiringly for her blistering attacks on the Welsh Laboir Government particularly regarding Health and Education.
Indeed with no real visible improvements in Education in Wales , I can easily imagine her if still in opposition , tearing into a Labour Minister last wee.
I would also imagine Peter Black the leading Welsh Lib Dem , blogger almost screaming from his pages about how hundreds of Welsh children have had their future plans dashed as their fail to get into the University of their choice and in some cases no University because , they have had their results downgraded.
Indeed the LibDems might well have seen the opportunity , to recoup thier former Student power base lost under Nick Clegg particularly as sixteen to eighteen year old will have a vote in next years Senedd Elections.
So we are likely to have silence from the Welsh LibDems and a hope , they can escape a youth backlash.