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Michael Gove's Greatest Hits

19/11/2017 18:20 GMT

AP
Education Secretary Michael Gove


Michael Gove was once again in the headlines today with his latest controversial plan to shake up education. The Education Secretary voiced his enthusiasm for community service-style punishments for unruly pupils with a new list of Government-approved punishments, including mopping floors and picking up litter.

It's not first time Gove's pronouncements have caused a stir. Since his appointment as Minister for Education in 2010, Gove's unique worldview and his taste for sweeping reform has made him one of the coalition's most controversial figures.

We take a look back at some of his most quotable moments – and some of the most stinging criticism that has been hurled his way.