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Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:26 AM

MICHAEL GOVE IS OUT AS BRITISH EDUCATION SECRETARY!!!

Yay!

Problem is who will replace him; but I can't imagine that it could be worse. Gove is the worst we've had since Sir Keith Joseph.

I know this won't be of direct relevance to most of you, but since you have Education Secretary trouble too, I though you might like to know.

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Reply MICHAEL GOVE IS OUT AS BRITISH EDUCATION SECRETARY!!! (Original post)
LeftishBrit Jul 2014 OP
dipsydoodle Jul 2014 #1
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2014 #2
LeftishBrit Jul 2014 #3
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2014 #4
Starry Messenger Jul 2014 #5
LeftishBrit Jul 2014 #7
AllyCat Jul 2014 #6
madfloridian Jul 2014 #8
lunasun Jul 2014 #9

Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:37 AM

1. Michael Gove moved to chief whip in cabinet reshuffle

He has been replaced by Treasury minister Nicky Morgan, as Mr Cameron promotes more women into top jobs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28302487

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:50 AM

2. We don't have "Education Secretary trouble" so much as "President of the United States trouble".

 

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I know this won't be of direct relevance to most of you, but since you have Education Secretary trouble too, I though you might like to know.>>>>>

But in either case... we have trouble. So, yes, thanks. And we WOULD like to know.

What's your take: was Gove recognized as a floperoo? At long last?

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 04:13 AM

3. I think it's more that Cameron realizes that there's an election in 10 months' time

And is therefore sacking or moving some of his more unpopular ministers (Gove will now be Chief Whip, which somehow sounds appropriate the way he ran Education). Also the party is becoming increasingly unpopular with women voters, so he is appointing more women ministers, such as Nicky Morgan here.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 04:20 AM

4. One of the advantages of the parliamentary system, imo.

 

That wouldn't and couldn't happen here.

Ask 10 adults on the street here "Who is the United States Secretary of Education?" and 9 and 1/2 will not be able to identify him.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:40 AM

5. Interesting that his policies are almost identical to Duncan's and Gove is a Tory.

At least Gove is the correct party for his ideology, over here we have to pretend Duncan is a liberal.

Anyone know anything about the new person? And does anyone think this reshuffle was a result of the huge public sector demonstration on the 10th?

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 07:10 AM

7. Interesting indeed

Though under Blair we had Education Secretaries David Blunkett and Charles Clarke, who were to the right of some Tories (though still to the left of Gove).

I don't think that the reshuffle has anything to do with the public sector strike - it had probably been planned for a while. Overall, the Cabinet's political balance has if anything been moved to the Right, even though Education is probably an improvement.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 07:10 AM

6. Wish we could lose ours. Hope you are not getting worse than you lost

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 11:47 AM

8. Duncan and Gove, 2 of a kind.

Thanks for letting us know. My worst fear is that if Arne goes....someone worse will replace him.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 08:14 PM

9. +1

This is the DU member formerly known as lunasun.

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