Real politics

SOMETIMES you come face-to-face with real politics four hundred miles away from the chamber of the House of Commons.

I visited a new school in Glasgow this morning, built following a closure of a primary school in my constituency and its subsequent merger with another school in the next door constituency. The building is fantastic – bright, modern, clean, fit for purpose. The children love it and it was lovely to see them so happy and proud of their new school.

To me, this is real politics. This is what happens when politicians make good decisions about what money to raise, how to raise it and how to spend it.

And after the soap opera of the Commons this past week, it was extremely satisfying to see what happens when serious amounts of money are spent on children, particulary children in one of the most deprived areas of my constituency.

It was a positive, encouraging experience, and I’ve decided to keep it that way by closing this entry to comments.

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