In a shock move tonight New Labour's top education guru and professional fish'n'chip frier, Lord Adonis, announced that he was abandoning the Government's flagship programme of building Academies.
He is reported as saying that he suddenly realised that giving away the nation's schools to religious bigots, hippy crackpots and millionaire businessmen who wanted a cheap way to get a title was not the best way of educating children.
Asked what he would replace them with he replied that it seemed best to him to spend the money building state of the art comprehensive schools where all children could be taught in classes of no more than 15 pupils. 'Just like the private school good old ILEA paid for me to go to,' he enthused.
Mr Adonis, as the PM says we must now call him, has since disappeared from view after taking a drive in a Jaguar with the Deputy PM, the Home Secretary and 2 large men in dark suits.