Statement on Michael Gove’s proposal for a Royal Yacht

The Guardian have a story about Michael Gove proposing a new Royal yacht. Here’s my comment:

“We’re all looking forward to the Diamond jubilee. The significance of the occasion should be celebrated across the country.

“But Michael Gove has shown he is out of touch with this proposal. When school budgets are being slashed, parents will be wondering how Gove came even to suggest this idea. This is not the time to spend £60 million on a yacht.”

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#1 No 10 torpedoes new royal yacht idea - Government Tenders, Government News and Information - Government Online on 12.12.12 at 3:39 pm

[…] Watson, the Labour party chairman, wrote in a blogpost that although the diamond jubilee should be celebrated, Gove has shown how out of touch he was with this […]

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