Michael Gove has belittled one of his own ministers as having “no experience of education”. The comment on Lord Nash was prompted by the peer’s handling of a new Free School — which has been delayed by a year despite his department previously claiming it would go ahead.
Relating exchanges in a meeting with Gove, local Tory MP James Clappison told a gathering of supporters of Harperbury Free School, which was blocked after it failed to finalise a deal to buy land from the Department of Health:
“Michael Gove said Lord Nash was a junior minister with no experience in education.
If Gove thinks so little of the venture capitalist and academy sponsor, Scrapbook wonders why he was made a minister in his department.
Anyone would think it was simply because he was a Tory donor.