This is one of the questions in the Eton College King’s Scholarship Examination 2011 (pdf). There are a few questions in there that might raise an eyebrow, but as educational visions of the future go (and assumed position within it), this is a doozy:
The year is 2040. There have been riots in the streets of London after Britain has run out of petrol because of an oil crisis in the Middle East. Protesters have attacked public buildings. Several policemen have died. Consequently, the Government has deployed the Army to curb the protests. After two days the protests have been stopped but twenty- five protesters have been killed by the Army. You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation in which you explain why employing the Army against violent protesters was the only option available to you and one which was both necessary and moral.
Do suggest your own answers. Team NLP are yet to get round to making their left-ish free school happen, but if we do, the best ones will totally get a gold star from headteacher.