At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
This issue is too important for us to let it be distorted by out-of-date socialist attitudes towards the private sector.
“When people say take no deal off the table – you can’t just take a negative away you have to replace it with something”
Putting teachers and heads in charge has consistently allowed schools and pupils to excel. We must continue to put our trust in them.
Behind most disorder is the idea of anxiety. A great deal of that is caused by a feeling that the pupil can’t do their work.
“A second referendum would be divisive…We’ve had the people’s vote,” the Education Secretary argues.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
The Education Secretary tells Andrew Marr that “I’m very confident that the deal that comes back will be a good one.”
We have occasionally seen precipitous falls in Cabinet members’ scores. Vertiginous rises are rarer. Indeed, it is hard to think of a jump quite like it.
When support is provided, the quality is often so poor that the pupil would be better off without it. Often the work is done for the pupil, preventing learning from taking place.
I was glad to see the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary doing so recently – particularly now that Rayner is clear she will scrap the programme.
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
For all the talk of May being pushed towards a Canada-type deal, there is currently no majority around the top table for any Chequers alternative.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.