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Gove v Loughton

The tension between Tim Loughton and Michael Gove was palpable this morning as the Education Sec appeared before the Same Sex Marriage bill committee.

We all know they have 'history' but the exchanges today underlined their differences:

Gove responded dismissively to suggestions from his former fellow minister that teachers might be disciplined for calling a same-sex marriage "a pretend marriage":

“I don’t’ know any teachers who think ‘do you know what, in the next hour as we discuss whatever might be, I think my most important aim in the 60 minutes available to me with these young people is to explain why I think this is a 'pretend marriage'.’"

Mr Loughton replied that “that’s not the question”, to which Mr Gove hit back “well, that’s my answer".

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