Dear Dave, can you ask them if it was an accident? 

Dear Dave,

When you next see Nicky Morgan and Nick Gibb could you ask them if the SATs fiasco was an accident? 

I only suggest this as it often is a good way to start talking about mistakes made, saying sorry and then moving on.

Maybe they think you will sack them and are worried about confessing. After all the back benches are only appealing if you are very tired after a long day.

So, if you could sit them both down, tell them you like them both very much and you won’t make them Chief Whip for admitting where they went wrong – maybe we can all move on? 

Ooooo and probably best not to mention Nicky’s video – it will only upset her. 

Just a thought….