8 Jun '14

News Theresa May to face questions from MPs over schools extremism row

The home secretary will be questioned by the home affairs committee, while special adviser who quit may also face scrutinyThe home secretary, Theresa May, is to be questioned by a committee of MPs about her role in the public feud with the education secretary, Michael Gove, about allegations of extremism in Birmingham schools.Keith Vaz, chair of the home affairs committee, said there was a strong case for the committee also taking evidence from Fiona Cunningham, who resigned as May's special adviser on Saturday. A Downing Street inquiry had determined Cunningham should take the blame for a Home Office broadside against Gove intended to show he had ignored warnings about extremists in schools in 2010. Continue reading...

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