Truly it's a sign of how slow the news is at the moment that such a large fuss is being made about where Ruthy Kelly has sent one of her children to school. (BBC News: Kelly 'doing right thing' for son) Yes she's been Education Secretary but at the end of the day she is a parent having to make a difficult decision about what to do for her children. It is disgusting that some seem to think that anyone in politics should run their private matters to fit an ideology that they are not espousing.
This storm shows politics in a bad light. When people ask why parties have problems recruiting candidates from certain walks of life perhaps they should ask whether any parent of young children would want to have their decisions under such scrutiny as Ruth Kelly's are today.