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I really think David Willetts and the FT who quotes him should do it take a grip and give the poor King Canute a breather. Lord Willetts said: “Vocational colleges to get skills revolution role”, September 28): “It’s like King Canute; it’s hard to hold the tide back. Every Dane will tell you that King Canute spoke to his nobles about the limits of temporary power. If he had placed his throne by the sea, he would not have been able to tell the tides to stop coming in.
London N2, UK