"First, accept it's absurd to claim grammar schools stop kids from poor families
getting on in life. Second, make it clear that a Conservative government will listen. We don't need to promise `a grammar school in every town', but we should make it clear that if people want one we won't stand in their way. This is not just an internal Tory row. By undermining grammar schools, shadow education secretary David Willetts has set off a row with millions of ordinary working families. People are frustrated by a political establishment that talks about choice but won't let them choose a grammar school."
Brady went on to accuse the party leadership of trying to "intimidate" Tory supporters of grammars in order to close down the debate, but said that more and more of his colleagues were showing themselves unwilling to be silenced. He wrote:
"Last week I was told if I wanted to keep my job I had better shut up about education. But I decided it was more important to tell the truth about something I passionately believe in."
Gulp. Well at least I will have something to talk about on News 24 tonight!