Stop me if you’ve heard this one before

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 13.15.45teachesSADLY, our press invitation to watch former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband’s latest return to Haverstock School (yup, he went back again) was mislaid in the post.

He was there this week as part of educational charity Future First’s Back To School event, and it would have been very interesting to see what questions the pupils had, and how he answered them.

FF say that under the scheme “lawyers to doctors, plumbers to caterers, architects to zookeepers, will return to their former state school for assemblies and workshops designed to help prepare current students for the working world”, and that Mr Miliband was there talking about his own career path and, quote, “the skills necessary to succeed in work”. At which point some of the all too cynical readers of these pages are will no doubt scream: But he’s neeeeever had a proper job, just politics.

Alas, the New Journal‘s absence means we are not able to tell you how the man who less than a year ago was asking to be our Prime Minister at a manifesto launch in the school’s hall went down with students and staff on this occasion, and what skills necessary to succeed they picked up

Instead we can only study a handout picture provided to the press. Everybody looks very attentive.

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