By Patrick Ward
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Rubbish insult

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The coalition government hasn't wasted time in getting down to business.
Issue 348

Tory schools minister Nick Gibb was especially quick off the mark, managing to insult both school teachers and university lecturers after just three days in the job.

Gibb told Department for Education officials that he “would rather have a physics graduate from Oxbridge without a PGCE teaching in a school than a physics graduate from one of the rubbish universities with a PGCE”.

David Cameron obviously thinks that Gibb himself has perfect credentials to run our schools, having previously worked for both NatWest and consultancy company KPMG.

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