Discussion of the UK Government
:sunglasses: 46.4 % ❤ 1.8 % :thumbsup: 8.9 % 😯 3.6 % :grinning: 33.9 % 🙏 1.8 % :cry: 3.6 %
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
By Bones McCoy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#109683
Poor chap can take some solace.
His political credibility may be dented, but at least he still has his matinee idol looks.

http://politicalscrapbook.net/2009/11/m ... -at-birth/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#109686
Bones McCoy wrote:Poor chap can take some solace.
His political credibility may be dented, but at least he still has his matinee idol looks.

http://politicalscrapbook.net/2009/11/m ... -at-birth/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Love it. Perhaps we should start a Gove Gallery?
 
By Bones McCoy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#109865
I fear a Gove gallery would be a massive duplication of resources.
And besides, think of the children!

There are a few others pictures at the link in my previous article.
Google unleashes a chamber of horrors.
By ACG
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#109870
i liked the now show's comparason...

Image
Image
 
By Tubby Isaacs
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#111878
I was thinking he was unsackable because his policy is a right-wing totem. But incompetence might do for him, just as it did for the equally militant John Patten.

I'm not in the least surprised he bottled it, but what on earth was he doing promising to go to all the places in the first place? Could it be that writing shit in a newspaper isn't good preparation for being a cabinet minister?

16 free schools might open in 2011. Seems like that "interest" was overstated.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#112595
the Other Taxpayers Alliance are on Gove's case:

http://www.taxpayersalliance.org/news/d ... -after-all" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rumours of the recession must be exaggerated. Politically correct rubbish is still rolling in it:
The news that only 16 “free schools” are set to open next year (Report, 6 September) should again focus attention on the New Schools Network, the campaign group hired by Michael Gove to promote the new schools and assist with applications.

NSN, run by a former adviser to Gove, is being paid £500,000 for this work – equivalent to a taxpayer subsidy of £31,250 per successful application.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#114329
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11458137" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some sensible stuff here about anonymity until charge, which the NASUWT agree with. I'd be very surprised though if teachers weren't allowed to break up fights at the moment.

and
he wants voluntary groups and city academies to take over pupil referral units for excluded children from local authority control.

"It is striking that there are people who want to play a greater role in this market," he said.
There are people who want to take over all sorts of things. Why are they going to be any better than the LEA?

Here's The Guardian interview, with at least one WTF moment:
Rules constraining teachers from comforting a crying child added to a culture that deterred male teachers working in primary schools, Gove said.
Men didn't want to be primary school teachers because they couldn't cuddle crying children?
 
By Andy McDandy
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#114356
I thought men were underrepresented in primary education because of the nudge-wink culture and the assumptions that if you wanted to work with small children, you were either a perv or a pooftah.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 474
Labour, Generally.

You know what would be good? If after this nonsen[…]

The Biased BBC

That or "nothing to frighten the old biddie[…]

Richard Littlejohn

If a race horse was as lame as that article it wou[…]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nxlt/que[…]