A while ago the new education secretary declared she was going to enforce plans to teach pre-school children (so, toddlers) ‘British Values’. Hm. As far as I can tell, it is hard enough to teach a toddler how to go to the toilet, let alone having three year olds sat in a circle drinking tea and making rude remarks about Nick Clegg with BBC Radio 4 playing in the background. You can tell she’s Tory. When my dad told me these plans I thought he was joking, but no, apparently not.