These were yesterday’s headlines:
FACING THE SACK, THE SENIOR TORY WHO SPOKE UP FOR GRAMMARS – Daily Mail
TORY GRAMMAR SCHOOL REBEL FACES SACK – Daily Telegraph
CAMERON READY TO SACK TORY REBEL OVER GRAMMAR SCHOOLS – Guardian
And who gave those three newspapers that impression?
"SENIOR SOURCES" – Mail
"CONSERVATIVE SOURCES" – Telegraph
"SENIOR TORIES" – Guardian
Graham Brady took his reprimand on Monday but resigned after such a trashing in yesterday’s press. Sam Coates (of The Times) raised the issue of these briefings at today’s George Osborne speech. One of the lessons of grammarsgate is that we should not be spinning against our own side in the way that Labour have done. I hope David Cameron has severely reprimanded the person or persons responsible for the anti-Brady briefings. Such a thing must not happen again.