Friday, 1 July 2016

The Jostling Begins

Michael Gove, the Justice Secretary, having seen off Boris Johnson, made his first election speech today. He has insisted recently that he is not suitable for the post of Prime Minister, nor does he want the job.  It came as a surprise to me, therefore, that he has changed his mind and taken on the challenge. 

On the plus side he is a definite Brexiteer; unlike Theresa May, who was very quiet during the referendum campaigns and has now come out of the cupboard and made her bid for the leadership. Can we be sure that she really is behind the leavers? On the other hand she may be better when it comes to negotiating with the European Commissioners. One wonders if it was all a set up from the start.  No doubt the Conservatives will have discussed the situation if the remain vote won or alternatively if the leave vote had the majority.

I remember when Michael Gove was Education Secretary. He tried to get grammar schools reinstated. I was all for that because I know how they work and they work very well, but they are not for everyone. Some people see them as elitist and prefer a comprehensive system. That is in the past now. These days it seems that academies are the thing and I really don't see the benefit of those.

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