Tuesday, May 29, 2007

'Cameron to sack front-bencher who rebelled on Grammar schools'

The Telegraph reports that David Cameron is to sack Graham Brady, the Conservative front bencher who criticised Cameron's Gammar school policy:
In an attempt to end the worst party row since he became leader, a furious Mr Cameron yesterday instructed Patrick McLoughlin, his chief whip, to reprimand Graham Brady, the Europe spokesman, "in the strongest terms" for his "totally unacceptable" breach of party discipline.Conservative sources said that Mr Brady, who wants more grammar schools to be built under a Tory government stood "no chance" of remaining in his post past the summer.

This Gramar schools row really has stirred up a hornet's nest in the Tory party. Look at these comments from Nigel Evans, former front-bencher:

Fellow Conservative Nigel Evans, MP for Ribble Valley, said Mr Brady should "absolutely not" be censured for speaking out.
He said the way that shadow education secretary David Willetts announced the policy "looked as if it was an attack on grammar schools".
"Graham would not have been doing his job if he had not stepped in and defended the grammar schools," Mr Evans told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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