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PM to 'establish facts' in Gove-May exchange

The Prime Minister has stepped in to the row between ministers over alleged Islamist extremism in Birmingham schools. A Downing Street source said David Cameron was "keen to establish the facts" in the row between Theresa May and Michael Gove.

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May raised concerns with Gove over school extremism

Home Secretary Theresa May has appeared to question Michael Gove's actions over curbing extremism in schools, in a letter to the Education Secretary.

Home Secretary Theresa May has accused Education Secretary Michael Gove of failing to curb extremism in schools, according to reports. Credit: PA

May wrote to Gove to ask about evidence that the Department for Education knew about claims of extremism in schools in Birmingham as far back as 2010 and asked: "If so, why did nobody act?"

She raised concerns about the "inability" of local and central government to tackle the problem following the allegations of extremism in Birmingham schools.

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