Britain started sliding down the international league tables that compared the abilities of children in China, Germany, Korea and Britain.

Michael Gove is the first Education Secretary to say that enough is enough.

Just last week, Eve said she's happily single since her break-up with Lafferty, with whom she had a notoriously private relationship.

Although this brave proposal is popular with parents across England, it is not uncontroversial.

It takes us back to a system that separated academically gifted children from those with different aptitudes.

“[Mr] Faulkner was a key part of the side under the astute ownership of Mick Slater, making 96 appearances and scoring 14 goals before moving to Sutton United in 1969.

“John is remembered by all at Cray Wanderers, and we pass our condolences and thoughts to his family and wish them peace at this time.” News of his death came to light around the times of the two clubs’ fixtures against Greenwich Borough and Macclesfield Town respectively.

If they can’t afford a private education these same parents will often move homes or jobs in order to get their children into schools that use honest exam and traditional teaching systems. The compassionate politician who cares about equality of opportunity won’t accept this status quo, and will point out that the current system is dishonest.

It puts children with very different abilities through the same sausage machine and then pretends that those who get ‘F’ or ‘G’ grades have still passed.The former defender played for Cray for two seasons between 19 before spending a year at Sutton United until 1970.A Cray Wanderers statement said: “All at Cray Wanderers are saddened to hear of the passing of John Faulkner, aged 69, who passed away on December 28.“His eye for goal didn’t desert him though, he scored six times in just 25 Isthmian League games for the Us but then Leeds United came calling in the fourth round of the FA Cup.” It continued that Mr Faulkner later became a sports psychologist, visited Sutton for its ‘legends days’ and volunteered to deliver coaching sessions, including for former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson.It added: “That lecture, about three years ago, was the last time we saw John.“John may have only played 43 games in Sutton colours, but it was the story of his rapid rise from the lower reaches of English football to its very pinnacle in less than a year that captured the imagination, together with his performance against probably the toughest opposition in the club’s history.