The Government says that it will release free schools
from red tape which prevents such schools from setting up quickly. The Government will waive regulations which cover planning and school buildings.
I’ve been watching the BBC Four series “Justice”. The programme on the Supreme Court made it clear that the law covers everyone: there are no exemptions. No-one is above the law. So the question is:
Is it lawful for the Government to exempt a person, or persons, from laws which govern the rest of the population?
If the answer is "Yes", and it appears to be so in the case of free schools, what are the wider implications for justice and fairness?