Revelations but no apocalypse
Following the revelation that nearly every public school in the country has been engaging in price-fixing in order to fleece its customers, and the subsequent announcement that Ampleforth College and the Catholic Church had been engaging in, and covering up, child sex abuse for many years (something that could only be termed a "revelation" if "revelation" meant "fact that could not possibly surprise anybody in any way whatsoever") I fully expect, indeed confidently forecast, the following chain of events:
- the Government will send hit-squads into public schools to take over and reform their corrupt and wasteful financial practices
- a major educational initiative will be launched by Mr Blair to take education out of the hands of private business and religious institutions
- middle-class parents will start removing their children from public schools and placing them in comprehensives
- the newspapers will begin a shock-horror campaign searching for paedophiles in public schools. They will also dub Ampleforth the "worst school in Britain".