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When David Blunkett hinted that he would like to see ChrisWoodhead's head pickled in a jar we all laughed. When he repeated the comment in the Commons on Thursday we giggled. But when he made the crack at a governors' conference on Satrday, we wondered if the former chief inspector of schools had irritated the Education Secretary in some way. (See Diary, January 19 for Mr Blunkett's rib-tickler about breaking both of union leader Nigel de Gruchy's legs.)

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