Tory guns shift from health service in Wales to education, courtesy of the Western Mail. Silly newspaper headlines aside about a blazing attack, the gentlemanly onslaught from Michael Gove is intended to disarm as much as disparage.
Unfortunately for him, his views come over as a mix of mild condescension and the same sideways dogmatic lurch which the Education Secretary claims is holding back academic achievement in Wales.
His clinical dissection of schools performance will infuriate the good folk of Cardiff Bay.That was patently the intention. An associated concern will be the motivation at the National Newspaper for Wales in providing the UK coalition government with something for the weekend.
Has Mr Lewis offended?