Could it be that far from the differences being down to quantity of cash thrown at them it's more to do with how the services are run? So for those who think that the schools in Lambeth are worse - it's up to you to change the way they are run, not to demand more cash. The easy option is to try and run everything from the centre, to make sure that everything is the same. I don't think the easy option often works out as the best option.
You can say that again. But it's this line that's the real piece of simple genius...
Isn't it ironic that it's the same people who preach cultural diversity insist that we live in an ever more homogenised nation?
That trivial idea had never occurred to me, but it's absolutely true. But it makes sense, as Ed points out, because as long as the state controls in what ways people are either diverse or homogenous, it makes it much easier to mask totalitarian control behind a veneer of freedom.
"Look," they say, "We have made it easier for homosexuals, women and people of colour by ensuring that they cannot be discriminated against!"*
Which is, of course, very laudable. But try to be different in any meaningful way—like being able to buy extra drugs to improve your chances of living, or being able to choose where your children are educated—and you'll find the dead hand of a totalitarian state blocking your way.
The state will happily decide to spend your money on funding gay propaganda, but you'd better not dare to use your money in order to make a difference to your own life.
Fuck them all, the cunting shitsticks.
* Even though there was little evidence that they were being discriminated against in the private sector anyway. As any Private Eye reader will know, the public sector was—and to an extent, still is—rife with it.