Sore points win prizes
From now on, the gloves are off.
To be fair, David Collins, principal of South Cheshire co5r-1llege (see above), was surely a more worthy candidate. He should have got a knighthood for his one-man stand against the nonsense of filling colleges with delinquent schoolchildren.
Well done, David. You're a star. Either the Government suddenly believes in free speech or the decision to dish out the CBE had already been taken when he made his comments to FE Focus about his views on 14-16 education.
Come to think of it, David isn't the only person to win honours in spite of disagreements with ministers. Enter Sir Mike Tomlinson with his plans for qualifications reform - already gathering dust in the archives of the Department for Education and Skills.