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Friday, 17 August 2012

Gove Flogs Cheap Land To His Rich Mates.

Michael Gove, universally recognised as the worst Education Secretary since the last Tory village idiot to have the job, has today admitted that he has inadvertantly been telling lies. Not only has he ignored advice from the School Playing Fields Advisory Panel when it suited his purposes, he has also been responsible for publishing "innacurate" figures. In BBC reports today, of course, great emphasis has been laid on the two examples where there appears to be good reasons for selling the land but the other 28 have been largely ignored while the "innacuracies" have hardly been mentioned. History teaches us why this is happening. Under the last Labour government, between 1997 and 2010, 226 school playing fields were sold while the government invariably went along with the findings of the School Playing Fields Advisory Panel. Under the previous Tory regime, between 1979 and 1997, 10,000 playing fields were sold. The Tories simply do not believe that ordinary children need or deserve playing fields and that only the playing fields of Eton should survive because, of course, it was there that the Battle of Waterloo was won. Unfortunately for the rest of us so was the Battle of Peterloo.

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