As Political Scrapbook noted this afternoon:
“Michael Gove uses the Leveson Inquiry as a platform to float right-wing education reforms, telling the court schools “could” be profit making “when we come to that bridge.””
But as George Eaton noted at the New Statesman, Gove told Andrew Marr only last year:
“Nick (Clegg) and I are completely in agreement on this (banning for-profit free schools). It’s not an issue.
The Conservative election manifesto said that we don’t need to have profit at the moment, the Liberal Democrat manifesto said that we don’t need profit at the moment and we don’t.”
For the moment? So if the Tories are re-elected, will you send your kinds to a clear profit motive and a healthy return for shareholders?