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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, responding to reports that the Department for Education has pulled funding for the One in a Million Free School in Bradford just eight days before it was due to open, said:

"Michael Gove looks increasingly incompetent.

"Pulling the plug on a school just a few days before it was due to open will leave parents angry and confused as they scramble to find a school place.

"This problem stems from an Education Secretary who prefers promoting pet projects without a clear assessment of local need on the ground."

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