Pressure mounts on 'cavalier' Gove as Cabinet colleague criticises school blunders
Pressure on Education Secretary Michael Gove intensified today after he was criticised by a Cabinet colleague over his mishandling of the classroom-building programme.
Mr Gove will embark on a tour of the country to say sorry in person after giving schools false hope that their projects would be spared the axe...
Mr Gove, who was branded a 'miserable pipsqueak' in parliament over a series of blunders he made with the axed £55bn scheme, will go to nine schools in Sandwell, West Midlands and one in Doncaster, South Yorkshire to say sorry.
Daily Mail, 9 July 2010:
Councils caught up in school building cuts fiasco prepare to sue after Gove gaffe (... and the builders could be next)
Beleaguered education secretary Michael Gove faces being sued by dozens of councils facing cuts to their school building programmes.
His department could also face legal action from builders who had signed contracts for new schools which have now been suspended half way through.
It is the latest fiasco to hit Mr Gove, who earlier this week was forced to apologise after giving 30 schools false hope that they would not be axed.
Daily Mail editorial, 8 July 2010:
A promising start
At last! After 13 years in which Labour placed social engineering and pupil-power above education, common sense is breaking out in Britain’s classrooms...
The Mail applauds Education Secretary Michael Gove on a promising start.