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In the light of continuing controversy about Michael Gove’s education reforms, I thought this piece from November last year might be appropriate. Its point was that topline reporting very rarely if ever gets to the bottom of things. And the bottom line is ‘Simple clarity will always be Top of the Pops’.

November 22, 2012 · 9:31 am

Why the topline should always be the bottom line.

As long as the people in charge are incompetent crooks, jargobollocks will always be with us

I had a depressing start to the day. Outside it was grey, windy, and threatening to be wet. I drank too much wine last night talking on Skype to an unusually engaging person. I groped about for the TV zapper and turned on BBCNews. Once  again, it was sofa time.

I think morning-news sofas are done to death now. OK guys, we get the message: it’s jolly informal…

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