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Rennie: Arrogant Swinney must obey parliamentary testing vote

September 16, 2018 3:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to John Swinney's appearance on Sunday Politics Scotland in which he repeatedly refused to say that the Scottish Government would obey a vote of the Scottish Parliament instructing them to end standardised testing of Primary 1 pupils testing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"This was an astoundingly arrogant intervention from the Education Secretary.
"When Parliament debates the abolition of P1 testing this week, Scottish Liberal Democrats will stand up and make sure the voices of teachers and parents are heard.
"I've worked all my life for a democratic Scottish Parliament and I find it astonishing that a Government minister could contemplate plowing onward if Parliament expressly instructed him to stop."