The one-time Transport Secretary is accused of turning into “the crazier, shoutier end of Twitter” and going “a bit Paul Mason”.
Posts Tagged: Andrew Adonis
Yes, we need a resource shift to technical education. But the loss of the Tory majority last June will make it very slow going.
The peer is meant to be heading up the Chancellor’s flagship National Infrastructure Commission, but may be joining the new Mayor’s transport team.
Plus: The turnaround success story of Ebbsfleet Academy. And: the Cecil Parkinson I knew.
The Strathclyde proposals are welcome and further change should be gradualist.
Anna Round: If Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse is to work, it needs devolved education and skills – not just infrastructure
Nicky Morgan’s department is the untouched by devolution – yet it can make the biggest difference in creating the Northern Powerhouse,
There is neither need nor rationale for rolling back our low-carbon policies.
David Cameron’s hooliganism, which extends to stealing Labour policies in broad daylight, cannot long be shamed into silence by the new Leader of the Opposition.
“The future favours the bold.”
The reality is that they can spout educational pie-in-the-sky because they know (as do we all) that they won’t be forming the next government.
The world’s most successful organisations spend a disproportionate amount of time and effort developing people. Our governments need to do the same.
Alex Crowley: Mayor of London is one of the best jobs in British politics – so why don’t any Tories want it?
On the basis you only need to be better than your opponent, the mayoral election in 2016 is indeed competitive. Whisper it: even winnable for the Conservatives.
Labour and the Lib Dems compete for the votes of people who feel threatened by educational reform.
There’s only so much that can be done about ticket prices, but political pressure could have an impact in forcing the operators to improve the customer experience
Also in Iain’s Friday Diary: The Tonbridge and Malling Open Primary. Gordon Brown, “ex-politician”. Tony Benn’s Diaries. And what I did during the Great Storm