The row over Tory cronies in taxpayer-backed positions look set to intensify after it emerges the boss of the government’s coding education initiative cannot code — or even give a decent explanation of what is involved. Figures behind the scheme include Michael Gove, who is at the centre of the furore over Conservative placemen in Whitehall […]
This is even better than the video of him interviewing a robber dressed in a balaclava.
With Michael Gove embroiled in a row after attempting to replace the chair of the schools inspectorate (and former Blair aide) Sally Morgan with a Tory stooge, Number 10 protests: “The decision not to reappoint her was [Gove’s] decision. This government appoints people on merit.” Nice line … but what a pity one of the Tories’ […]
Attorney General Dominic Grieve isn’t afraid to call out corruption when he sees it — even if it looks a bit racist and he ends up having to apologise: “[Minority communities] come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic. We as politicians have to wake to up to it” “[Many immigrants] come from societies where they have […]
A councillor has been ordered to undergo equality training following racist comments about school inner-city school children. With Michael Gove backing plans by a Brixton school to transport students to a site in West Sussex on weekdays, Cllr John Cherry hit the headlines back in April after suggesting black and Pakistani students were lazy — and that […]
Beginning with the words “I was born homey”, perhaps its inevitable that TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp’s feature in the Observer yesterday would turn to the subject of hip hop: “I find Michael Gove very entertaining. The most fun I had recently at a dinner party was watching him get up and start gentleman rapping.” Scrapbook looks […]
As a cabinet minister, Newsnight’s debate on cuts yesterday is probably not the best moment to start laughing at your own jokes. That smugness will be the undoing of Gove.
Michael Gove writes in the Telegraph: “In the past 10 days the Prime Minister has been busy. As well as responding with maturity, proportion and resolution to the jihadist atrocity in Woolwich, he has been advancing on a broad front.” Surely he means “abroad front”?
References to a journalists’ children in an attack earlier in the week by @toryeducation shocked even seasoned observers of the Twitter account, which is thought to be operated by Michael Gove’s team: Perhaps team Gove should take their boss’ advice. Asked about the prospect of Nick Clegg’s kids going to private school last month, the secretary of […]
Michael Gove’s controversial adviser Dominic Cummings has admitted sending an email in which he appears to smear a journalist as suffering from mental health problems. In an email to Ian Mearns, a Labour member of the select committee which quizzed Gove on the behaviour of his SpAds yesterday, Cummings says he did not “circulate” the […]