We thought you might be interested in this quote from Councillor Roman Scuplak, dug out from The Leicester Mercury dated May 23rd 2003:
"I don't like schools parachuted into Leicester which fall outside the education authority. It's a step on the road to having a sink authority that deals with the second division of education, with the first division being a law unto themselves."
We couldn't agree more, but unfortunately he appears to have changed his mind. The Conservatives on the council have voted in favour of the proposed new city academy and Councillor Scuplak is leader of the Conservative group!