Tristram Shambles

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At the Wellington College Festival of Education last June, I heard Tristram Hunt speak for the first time. He was nervous, ill-informed and uncomfortable. Give him a year, I thought, bearing in mind that he had only been schools minister for two months.

Startlingly poor as Shadow Education Secretary Hunt: Startlingly poor as Shadow Education Secretary

Hunt was due to return to the festival this month having been promoted to Shadow Education Secretary in the meantime. How did he fare one year on? I cannot say, as Hunt did not even turn up. This was not much of a surprise. Tristram Hunt is failing to marshal any serious opposition to the Gove revolution in schools, and nowhere is this failure laid bare more clearly than when addressing an audience.

In early June, Hunt and Gove spoke one after the other at an event organised by the think tank Policy Exchange. The contrast was absolute: as…

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