By Paul Goodman
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"Tony Dowling, a former member of the Socialist Workers Party, was applauded after he said: 'We cannot wait until 2015 to get rid of this Government. The Egyptian revolution was driven by mass resistance on the streets as well as trade union organisation.'

"A primary school head was greeted by laughter when she said that she had been a Trotskyite. Rachael Thomas from Bristol, said: 'Not every parent, teacher or governor who opposes academies is a Trot, but I am.' "

Details from the N.U.T conference in The Times (£).