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'Ed Balls is a bit of a bully'

he Commons education select committee are at odds with the government over the appointment of a new children's commissioner for England. Maggie Atkinson, head of Gateshead children's services, is not favoured by the committee who doubt her ability to champion children's rights. The committee's chairman, Labour MP Barry Sheerman, discusses its concerns over her appointment.

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