“We will agree with the Coalition where we see the merits…” are the words from both Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman over the type of opposition they are hoping to build. And in this instance, we have actually found common ground with the Coalition. It was revealed yesterday that the schools budget is to escape cuts from the spending review. This was a campaign pledge of one of the three main spending protections Labour was going to make during the election. At this, we thank the coalition on this particular issue. Realising and recognising that your wrong on an issue is not a weakness at all and is what the true “new” politics should hold dear.