Gove’s legacy: scrapped playgrounds
The government, worried about bad publicity, has backtracked on plans to scrap free school milk. Instead, new playgrounds will get the chop. Sorry kids, that Big Society we were telling you about just got a little smaller.
And what form of words did Education Secretary Michael Gove find to announce this cut?
"Play has to make its contribution to tackling the deficit along with other important programmes."
My initial response would be entirely inappropriate to a post about children's play, but Tom Watson's phrase comes close enough. Gove, you miserable pipsqueak!
• Watch Channel 4's news report for more details of Gove's letter.