Defending his plans to cut Educational Maintenance Allowances in the Commons this afternoon Gove praised councils that helped students with travel costs:Why is anybody in the Tory Party still supporting their leadership when they think like this?
"In Hull, Liberal Democrat-controlled Hull, any student in receipt of EMA also gets a travel grant to cope with the full cost..."
Then, in response to interruptions, he continued:
"Well, they won't if a Labour council takes power, I suspect. But if they're wise enough to vote Liberal Democrat at the next local elections in Hull..."
Cue lots of ooh-ing and ahh-ing and a knowing smile from the minister:
"... or for the Conservatives in any seat where we are well-placed to defeat Labour, then they will have a council that is fulfilling its statutory duty".
At present, the Liberal Democrats run Hull city council, Labour are the opposition and the Tories have just 2 out of 59 seats (those 2 are not up for election this May). Tory voters in Hull have just been invited to vote tactically.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
They could always vote UKIP Mr Gove
Acccording to Nick Robinson,