A Press Association report, carried on the Metro website says:
Mr Osborne has risked causing further conflict within the Conservative Party by vowing to prevent new grammar schools from opening.I have no doubt who Lincolnshire Tories would agree with.
Just a day after Europe Minister Graham Brady quit in protest at the Tories' new policy, Mr Osborne indicated new grammars wouldn't be allowed.
Mr Osborne was talking at the Policy Exchange in London when he was challenged by an activist over the role of grammars in the education system.
'We don't believe in choosing pupils. We believe in pupils choosing schools,' he said.
'That is where the mainstream of the education debate is around the world.
'You go to the United States, you go to other countries in Europe, that's what they are talking about.
'They wouldn't allow schools to emerge and take funding that had academic selection as a criterion for entry.'
Immediately, Mr Brady, the first front bencher to quit under David Cameron, attacked the comments as 'illogical'.
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