Thanks Sheila – quite true. The Scottish Education Secretary is Michael Russell. He’s not quite as egregious as Gove, but once did describe Glasgow thusly: “Pull over and stop the car (if you dare) and walk into the closes smelling of urine and rubbish, cluttered with dirt and debris.It is not uncommon to have to step over a comatose body, with or without a needle by its side.”.

Which is totally unfair, as some parts of Glasgow smell of urine, rubbish and vomit. 🙂