And then: should we make a GCSE in politics compulsory on the national curriculum? Isn’t a knowledge of how our government works on a local, national and international level as important to every one of us as being able to add up or read a book? About half of us say we don't have a good understanding of politics. Is such ignorance compatible with the concept of democracy?
TERM-TIME HOLIDAY DAD: HERO OR VILLAIN? First up: Do you applaud the dad who last week won parents the right to take their kids on term time holidays? Jon Platt successfully challenged a £120 penalty notice for taking his five year old daughter on a trip to Disney World without the school's permission. The court said that didn't amount to truancy. The Government says it's going to tighten up the law. Should they?