Long-standing Labour voters in the home education community are pledging to vote Conservative in the next election. For some, it is a single issue thing as there is a recognition that the Conservatives understand that Labour's proposals to register and monitor home education will damage the education of many children and will represent a monstrous waste of money at a time when resources are extremely scarce.
For others, it is a matter of believing that the Labour is generally going crazy with the amount of prescription and pie-in-the sky electioneering. From this week's editorial in the Speccie:
"..what, after 12 years and an estimated 31, 500 new laws, has Labour done to leave British society either stronger or fairer?
The party was at its most chillingly audacious when legislation not just of what people do, but what they say. Just last week, an Englishman was jailed for being rude about the Scots. A few months ago, a man was arrested for discussing religion in his own home - he was a Christian bed-and-breakfast owner and his guest a touchy Muslim.
So the problem awaiting the Conservatives is simple: a county with too many laws that have too many unintended consequences. Generally speaking the less a government does, the better off the rest of us are - and the Tories would do well to remember this. The Cameron government should not judge success by how long they detain the Queen during her speech. What is needed is not a new avalanche of Tory laws, but a Great Repeal Act to tidy up the mess which Labour has left behind."
It seems likely that plenty of home educators will throw their weight behind the Great Repeal Bill as well.