Francis Maude was on Question Time making clear that he thought the school "lottery" was not fair or a correct system for allocating school places. Other Tory MP's were keen to get on the radio to say what the "Labour Council" was doing in Brighton was wrong.
Now Hertfordshire County Council, a Conservative run council is following Brighton and Hove by introducing a lottery too.
What will the Tories say now ? My guess is there will be a long silence.