You can have one of my washers, Education Secretary’s Xmas message to the Navy

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The UK’s flagship aircraft carrier has sprung a leak.  There’s a problem with an ‘inflatable rubber ring-style seal’ which prevents sea water flooding into a propeller shaft, the Telegraph reports.  

In the spirt of Christmas goodwill, the Education Secretary Justine Greening might have the answer.  She can let the Navy have one of her washers.

Greening’s got plenty of these: a few million here, a few million there.  All announced with much fanfare even when they’ve been announced before. 

But none tackle one of the most pressing issues facing all English schools: lack of adequate funding.

It’s as if Greening is fixing washers to a few taps when the mains water supply is about to collapse.

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