Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The lights go out in the House of Commons

Michael Gove is very quick on his feet. Yesterday he was answering Education questions on academies, when the lights went out in the House of Commons. He was talking to Labour's Kate Hoey MP about:
"the amazing  Durand academy in her constituency. To this day I am grateful, because it is an outstanding school with a wonderful team of teachers. The fact that it is thinking of opening boarding provision for children after the age of 11 is a bright ray of hope. It is a pity that some unfortunate words have been said
—[Interruption - as lights go out before coming back on]
All I can do is quote Cardinal Newman:
“Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom”.
The same spirit of that great pioneer of education is operating in Greg Martin's Durand school. I hope that it will come to Sussex as well."