Ministers have been accused of spending more than £100,000 on a propaganda website about school funding.
The novel site seems to be a bid to compete with SchoolCuts, a search engine that enables parents to see how much money their children’s school budget has been cut but unlike SchoolCuts, which is managed by teaching unions, the government’s website disregards the impact of inflation, increases in staff salary and other costs.
Education Minister Nick Gibb confirmed the Government had spent £112,125 creating the website and Lib Dem Education spokesperson Layla Moran, who uncovered the cost of the page using Parliamentary Questions, branded it as propaganda and blamed Boris Johnson’s right-hand man Dominic Cummings.
Both websites enable parents to search by school or local authority but while SchoolCuts confirms how much funding has diminished in real terms since 2015, the government’s Skills Funding site only accounts for variations between 2019/20 and 2020/21 and it doesn’t adjust the figure for inflation.
The research behind SchoolCuts has been declared a fair description of the state of education funding by the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies and Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union stated that the SchoolCuts website managed by the National Education Union gives parents the data they need to understand what the real understanding for funding is in their school.
The Government’s website doesn’t account for inflation and it only displays changes since 2019, disregarding all the cuts the Government has made since 2015. So, this website isn’t particularly helpful to parents and therefore every penny spent is a penny wasted.
And Dominic Cummings propaganda is nothing more than misleading the people about the funding crisis that schools are facing.
Boris Johnson’s spending policies won’t reverse school cuts because they force schools to pick up the bill for future rises in teacher’s pay. In the meantime, parents and teachers are still buying essential supplies out of their own pockets.
Instead of listening to Dominic Cummings and splashing out hundreds of thousands of pounds on social media and websites for a swift press hit, Ministers should listen to the Liberal Democrats and use March’s Budget to completely reverse school cuts.
But that’s not all the money Boris Johnson wants to waste, now he wants to waste money on a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, and when a spokesman was grilled about Boris’s luck with bridges, the spokesperson said that he didn’t understand the question and there was no comment, in fact ‘no comment’ has been used alarmingly frequently of late.
And this money for a bridge won’t be coming out of his pocket, it will be coming out of the taxpayers pocket but then the Tory mantra appears to be ‘serve thy self and destroy the poor’.
And these idol Tories bleat on about things but what’s their contribution? They don’t make any contribution, they simply expect the people of this country to pay into the pot while they sell us down the river.
And lying in the political arena and misrepresenting figures should be accountable by prosecution because this kind of thing is sickening and all lies are wrong and just look at what they’ve done to the sick and disabled and we’re living in really bad and wicked times and these Tories don’t give a stuff about anyone but the wealthy.
And most of us know precisely what the Tories are up to, even though some simply prefer to pretend it doesn’t exist until they’re personally affected and it looks like Boris Johnson is already shafting those people who voted for him.
He’s already begun climbing down from immigration, stating that skilled migrants should be permitted to come to the United Kingdom without a job or have a promised salary of 25k, which has made him look like an inept liar.
Well, I guess you get what you vote for and we all knew that even before Boris Johnson stepped up to be the leader of the Tories that he had an affinity for spending cash that wasn’t his own, and on vanity projects no less, and as we can see, nothing changes.
And how can a minister be permitted to waste so much money on a website? It’s not their money, it’s the taxpayer’s money but it appears they can get away with whatever they like.
Can the people really believe everything the Tories tell us, no of course not because they’re established liars and this just proves it?
But this is about the Orwellian government or Pig Farm feeding on the trough of public funds on a nonsense website that tells lies. Let’s go Napoleon Bojoparte, let’s see you bankrupt the United Kingdom even further with your cursing and posturing.
Well, let’s face it, all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others and if you want to envision your future, just imagine a boot stamping on your human face.