Together with error, it is set to cost the taxpayer an eye-watering sum in the region of £4.6 billion.
Posts Tagged: David Blunkett
The schools debacle is a consequence not of the personal failings of Williamson, but of the structural flaws of this Government
We have a dominating centre and compliant Ministers. The Education Secretary was given his marching orders, and told to like them or lump them.
Plus: Don’t force MPs who are sick or shielding back to Parliament, Jacob. And: let’s divert aid money to seek a vaccine.
Does he back the National Education Union’s advice to its members not even to engage on a possible June 1 re-opening?
Trevor Phillips: What’s driving Labour’s unjust suspension of my membership? Could it be a cynical ploy to put pressure on the Tories?
This would be the very definition of political corruption – using the party’s influence to intimidate a legally independent institution would be reprehensible.
If Downing Street doesn’t grip the campaign against Patel by allies of her Permanent Secretary and others, it may spiral out of control.
His campaign was slow to start, and sometimes misfired. But he found his voice, is part of a Johnson future – and is back on the up.
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.
May kept astride the Home Office tiger through relentless, grinding work and fearsome, dedicated SpAds. If Rudd can’t do the same, she risks being eaten.
Interview: “The power of such laws is that they change attitudes.” Hague on the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.
Opposed by Clarke and Heseltine, supported by Lilley and Portillo and backed by John Major as Prime Minister, it was the former Tory leader’s “proudest achievement”.
Anthony Calvert: My opponent, Mary Creagh. A symbol of the damage that political correctness has wreaked on Labour
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.
By accusing Miliband of crawling, Cameron raised questions about his own character.
Plus: Making polite chat with Ted Heath. Musing on Boris Johnson’s future. Alan Clark on crack. And: My mucker Chuka.
She has pared the Home Office back to dealing what she regards as essentials: security policy, border control, policy formation.
He deserves much credit, but his reforms aren’t the game-changer some would claim.