Martin Salter, PPS to schools minister Jacqui Smith, had the tough task of defending academies at a fringe meeting organised by opponents of the scheme. "All the really hostile fringe meetings get dumped on people like me and we're not even bloody paid," the Reading MP complained. "We're not bag carriers, we are dustbins."
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