Nicky Morgan, the perpetually terror-struck Education Secretary, says her U-turn on forced academisation “wasn’t so much a turn as a bend.”
“As an MP and a corporate lawyer specialising in acquisitions, my main principles are me and my career. Last week, my main principle was academisation but as many of my own party were against me, I now see that it was not a principle at all. Certainly not one worth losing a job over.”
Morgan, who was booed off stage last week by head teachers, admitted that she does get mixed up between principles and principals.
The minister denied her original plans involved selling off 150 years of accumulated public assets “Absolutely not, I was giving them away to my mergers and acquisitions friends.”