The Home Secretary is now echoing the concerns raised for months by the opposition.
The combined attacks by the Lib Dems and Labour are further weakening public support for Gove's project.
Education Secretary says "He's been clear in his apology and I think we should leave matter there".
Michael Gove has centralised power without any kind of mediating local tier between schools and the government.
Just 28 per cent of free schools have reached their capacity for first year intake.
Cameron, Duncan Smith, Gove and Osborne are sincere in their desire for social emancipation. They must now find the words to express it.
The Tory Foreign Office minister backs Michael Gove and produces mock frontpage with the headline "Number 10 takes Eton Mess off the menu".
The plan to demolish the award-winning primary to build a free school shows contempt for parents and for children.
The education secretary responds to the <i>NS</i> debate on public schools.
Unlike the education secretary, Tristram Hunt has nothing to say on the dominance of the private schools.