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CCHQ fury at BBC Today programme's reporting of Tory schools policy

Labour-megaphone 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.”

Tim Montgomerie


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