Scrapbook has come into possession of images taken of Osborne’s draft manifesto from 2010, held in the Conservative Party Archives in Oxford.

In the Education section, the draft manifesto reads:

By making these changes, we will improve standards for all pupils, closing the attainment gap between the richest and poorest students.
 In his annotations though, Mr Osborne circled the line “close the attainment gap”, and wrote:
“do we want to commit to that?”
Only this week, Osborne tweeted as part of his North Powerhouse project:

What a U-turn, Gideon…
  1. If politicians would only allow teachers to teach (they do know how) and stop meddling and asking for more administration work, then maybe our youngsters would get a proper education and not just training on how to be a wage slave.

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