It would be comedy if it wasn’t so tragic.
Only a few weeks ago, a Conservative county councillor wrote to Michael Gove MP, asking for clarity over the funding situation with the Gloucester Academy. The person writing was Jackie Hall, a councillor I have a lot of respect for and she has done much for Kingsway over the past few years. I did think that it spoke volumes, considering Richard Graham had made such a big deal about making sure the Academy will happen, yet Jackie had felt it necessary to write separately. Make of that what you will.
However, it turns out that the Lib Dems in Gloucester are also very nervous about it, Lib Leader Jeremy Hilton has now written to Gove, begging for action and to meet in person to discuss the problem.
P’haps Jeremy would be better off writing to the Lib Dem Schools Minister Sarah Teather, after all, they are equal partners in the coalition….Or maybe the truth is just starting to sink in to Jeremy about what his vote has actually cost, and what his party leader, Nick Clegg have actually done..