30th September 2005 at 01:00
Several ministers tried hard to suck up to teachers' unions. But the best effort was by David Lammy, culture minister, who told a National Union of Teachers meeting: "I would not be here today and able to articulate what I am going to say if it were not for NUT teachers in Haringey and Peterborough, many of them socialists."

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