Posted: 09 Jun 2010 @ 00:00
Will schools follow Michael Gove’s lead? Tom Peryer assesses the new broom
WHEN John Major, having just become Prime Minister, presided over his first Cabinet meeting, his opening, characteristically diffident, words were: “Well, who’d have thought it?” Similar sentiments must have gone through most of the people present at David Cameron’s first Cabinet, along with those other Prime Ministerial truisms “A week is a long time in politics” (Harold Wilson), and “It’s a funny old world” (Margaret Thatcher). All of them wonderfully apt after 6 May.
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