‘Bad grammar’ charge : Gove’s mates try to rubbish the opposition and divert attention

In a brilliant but obviously diversionary tactic, friends of Education Secretary, Michael Gove, have attempted to ‘rubbish’ the 100 academics who criticised his plans for the curriculum by giving their letter a ‘Bad Grammar’ award. I read the letter and, speaking as an English graduate, I would have to say I found the letter rather inelegant but not at all ungrammatical. However, I’m not surprised that right-wing ‘free school’ advocate Toby Young and Old Etonian Latin grammarian Nevile Gwynne chose to ‘nit-pick’ and grab a headline. I’m glad to say that letters in today’s Guardian have done a fine demolition job on Young, Gwynne et al in their turn. Great picture of Gove, too!



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