Fireworks are out;Diary
Bill's eagerly-awaited interview by long-time QCA critic Alan Smithers finally appears in the latest Parliamentary Brief, (the in-house magazine for political junkies) and while Alan asks lots of tricky questions about NVQs and testing, he gets the most revealing response from a softball closing question about the role of the authority.
The QCA, Bill believes, should be "reliable" and "sensible", a "source of good advice".
"I don't think the QCA should be seen as a source of revolutionary ideas which burst as bright stars on the world," he says.
Don't worry, Bill. It isn't.