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The need to charm your enemies

Angela Tilby

by Angela Tilby

Posted: 25 Jul 2014 @ 12:05

AT THE news that Michael Gove had been sacked as Education Secretary, teachers were said to have exchanged high fives and group hugs. Commentators suggestedthat David Cameron was pressured into sacking his old friend by the evidence that he had become an election liability.

Mr Gove is a conviction politician, and his convictions about education are held as strongly - if not more strongly - than his political conservatism. His instincts are radical. He is the true successor of Tony ...

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