Quotes of the week

10th February 2012 at 00:00

"You said how important it was to read Dryden. Really? Do you read Dryden? Really? Honestly?" - Former children's laureate and author, Michael Rosen, casts doubt on the breadth of Michael Gove's reading in an open letter to the Westminster education secretary.

". separate schools foster estrangement between Catholic and Protestant communities and influence the behaviour of children." - John Downie, a director of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, claimed in his blog faith schools were a key cause of sectarianism.

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