References to a journalists’ children in an attack earlier in the week by @toryeducation shocked even seasoned observers of the Twitter account, which is thought to be operated by Michael Gove’s team:
Perhaps team Gove should take their boss’ advice. Asked about the prospect of Nick Clegg’s kids going to private school last month, the secretary of state opined:
“I would defend anybody who makes any decision about a child’s education in their interests … I think it’s terrible politics to drag people’s children in and try to make an issue out of it.
“If you try to get party political advantage out of a mother’s love for their child that’s just wrong.”
Assurances previously given to the Observer that tweets from @toryeducation would be “free of its previously abusive tone” turned out to be worthless.