Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
Posts Tagged: Damian Hinds MP
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
A global approach to quite different challenges has failed. A long-term decline in specialised teaching skills must be reversed.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
The key to promotion in this shuffle wasn’t primarily having backed Leave – it was supporting Johnson.
Many of us have seen first-hand unofficial exclusions leading to permanent off-rolling. These schools make families feel that they are the problem.
Johnson’s bandwagon rolls on, Davidson declares for the Home Secretary – and Gove deploys weapons of mass distraction
Also: don’t cut members out of the contest. And the right exam question for candidates is: who can best win a general election?
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
“I disagree with Labour on many things and with Corbyn on even more but there is a communality of interest here.”
The Gove reforms are being undermined. Headteachers need to have autonomy.
Our conferences give members the chance to speak and put questions to senior Party figures, and our training equips activists to take on the Left.
We must listen to whistleblowers, cut out the graft, and make sure that the money is spent for the benefit of children.
All I am trying to do is give impetus to a national conversation about how our education system should prepare our young people for the future.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
The first writer in our mini-series is concerned that the Conservative education policy is at risk of neglecting the important lessons of the Gove years.