CCHQ fury at BBC Today programme's reporting of Tory schools policy
Earlier today the Today programme led on a report that the Tory leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, disagreed with Michael Gove's education policy. Michael Gove was interviewed on Today and gave a combative response. He insisted that Cllr Carter was "100% supportive of our proposals".
Cllr Carter has now issued a clarification through CCHQ:
“I am 100% behind Michael Gove’s education plans, which will introduce more competition, give parents more choice and help drive up standards across the country. The BBC is trying to create a division between us that doesn’t exist. An issue I have been discussing with Michael is ensuring that funding between different types of schools is fair and equitable, and I’m totally confident that this would be the case with a Conservative government.”