Did I imagine it or did Michael Gove, a columnist for Building magazine, have a go at the building industry on TV after the final leaders’ debate?

He complained that the industry had extracted all the money from the Building Schools for the Future programme instead of letting it go in to the projects? What a silly little upstart he is. Who exactly is going to build this programme of works if not our industry and how exactly does he propose we do it less expensively?

Perhaps if government made it easier to procure and design by removing some of the red tape, and didn’t change the design intent every five minutes, the schools may have been built for a little less.

In the meantime might I suggest a cost saving for Building magazine: ditch his column forthwith!

Henry Lamb