Monday, 9 August 2010
The fastest u-turn in the West?
Ernie may have been the fastest milkman in the West but even he couldn't match the speed of the u-turn done on free school milk by the Tories over the weekend.
In brief - the UK health minister argues for abolition of free school milk for under 5s to save £50m a year. Cameron hears echoes of "Thatcher milk snatcher" (when Margaret Thatcher was a minister in the early 1970s she abolished free school milk for 7-11 year old pupils). Cameron executes swift u-turn and bins the policy.
The cynic in me suggests that Cameron may have played up the swiftness of the binning to distance himself from Thatcher. Who knows what is spin and substance in the ConDem nation anymore?