Like the poor, will the Fafferati always be with us

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A new neologism (tautology, perhaps) this morning.  Catching up with Simon Carr over breakfast, I came upon his coining of " fafferati " which he defines as that

"wide conspiracy of over-educated, self-soaping professionals who don't know what to do telling people who do know what to do what to do".

Carr acknowledges the contribution of Lord Maurice Glasman to this like of thinking, and had the inaptly named, but appropriately shamed, Quality Care Commission in mind, but candidates for this dubious accolade seem all around us, and education is not immune.

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