The Education Secretary must navigate skilfully to get the proposals safely to port.
Posts Tagged: Michael Gove MP
Isabel Oakeshott: By urging that private schools pay VAT, Gove spurred Labour’s new attack on the middle class
While it is no surprise that the current party leadership has leapt at his new idea, neither the moral nor the economic arguments stack up.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.
The Lord Chancellor has enraged the judiciary by not speaking up for it in what it saw as an hour of need.
These students parrot the priggish and illiberal morality preached to them by their self-righteous elders.
In yesterday evening’s showdown debate, the politician and the expert were excessively polite to each other.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
The reality is that most of it will be concentrated on pupils older than 16 – whatever the best age may be at which to select.
Theresa May’s austere approach to news management is a plus for government – at least, so far. But it’s turning out to be a minus for her ministers.
Iain Dale: Gove was focused on changing prisons for the better. Truss seems focused instead on trying to gain headlines.
Plus: Unemployment is down. Productivity is up. Wages are up. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit…
Council leaders will draw a moral from those mis-sent text messages: that if Ministers are put under enough pressure, they will cough up the loot.
Also: Sinn Fein tries to win special status for Ulster (by ignoring London); Daisley exposes the SNP’s one-party Scotland; and more.
He lambasts Clegg, Farron et al for their opposition to Article 50.
See his support for protectionism, big government, big debts – and more.