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    Cabinet Reshuffle Time!

    Hague's departure has dominated the headlines, but there is still no news if our prayers have been answered and Michael Gove is getting shuffled away from our schools. Although rumours are he will move to defence...

    Live updates: BBC News - LIVE: Updates as Cameron reshuffles cabinet

    Update: Gove is gone!

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    Michael Gove is to leave education and become Commons chief whip, according to the PM's Twitter feed.
    Nicky Morgan is taking over from Education whilst continuing with Women and Equalities role.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    09:25: David Cameron tweets: Nicky Morgan is the new Education Secretary and continues as Minister for Women and Equalities.
    Voting history of Nicky Morgan (Thanks Elsie!)
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/247...hborough/votes

    Union response to Michael Gove's departure by the NUT (read in reverse).
    Quote Originally Posted by NUT
    11:04: The NUT adds: "[Michael Gove's] vision for education is simply wrong. His pursuit of the unnecessary and often unwanted free schools and academies programme, the use of unqualified teachers, the failure to address the school place crisis and endless ill-thought out reforms to examinations and the curriculum have been his hallmark in office."
    11:02: NUT - teachers’ union tweets: We remain in dispute over the direction of Government policy, which we believe is undermining the education service. teachers.org.uk/node/21940
    11:00: NUT - teachers’ union tweets: Michael Gove has clearly lost the support of the profession and parents for justifiable reasons
    Twitter feed for the new Education Minister is NickyMorgan01
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    Unless Michael Gove shuffles off this mortal coil, I can't think of anywhere else I'd want him shuffled to. I don't trust him with anything. The man has woollen ears and listens to nothing, yet has some sort of incredible ego-shield wherein he cannot comprehend of people disagreeing with him.


    Hague is probably the minister I've had the least grief with in this Cabinet, actually - not sad, but disappointed to see him go, of all of them.

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    He is now chief whip, somewhere useless then...

    Now who replaces him.

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    Having said that... you just beat me to the update, @CAM, but if anyone deserves Gove inflicting on them, it's MPs themselves

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    Rather worrying that they've moved the current Defence Secretary to be Foreign Secretary, not to mention there's also talk of Liam Fox (the guy who was kicked out for basically being corrupt) coming back in from the cold.

    On the positive side, Owen Patterson, bastion of anti-science/climate change denial thinking, has been given the boot and replaced by Elizabeth Truss. She doesn't appear to have any qualifications relevant to the position at all though, so she's a bit of a wildcard.

    No mention of anything happening with Jeremy Hunt and the health role though.

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    Michael Gove is now Chief Whip!

    https://twitter.com/Number10gov

    Party time!

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    Conversation with the deputy head just now:

    "I've got great news for you that you've always wanted to hear."

    "Michael Gove quit?"

    "Yes actually!"

    His face lit up with a smile and he dashed off to the Head's office.

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    Whilst it is fantastic news that the muppet has gone. Which idiot is now going to come in and change everything again to make a name for themselves??

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    "Nicky Morgan is the new Education Secretary and continues as Minister for Women and Equalities."

    I know nothing about this person. Anyone clue me in?

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    Education is now such a priority that it shares a minister with women and equalities. This doesn't sound like good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    "Nicky Morgan is the new Education Secretary and continues as Minister for Women and Equalities."

    I know nothing about this person. Anyone clue me in?
    She hates the gays because Jesus. [Not an actual statement of fact.]

    http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Lo...ail/story.html

    “First, this is a very big social change. There have been plenty of little changes down the years but what’s never been changed is that the fact that marriage is between a man and a woman.

    “I think that was one of the issues people, especially those who asked me to vote against, found hardest to accept and it also tied in with my own Christian faith too.


    “I totally support civil partnerships and that same-sex relationships are recognised in law. But marriage, to me, is between a man and a woman.

    Seems strange to me that an equalities minister would vote against gay marriage "because Jesus", when the other part of her job [Minister for Women] is in opposition with her beliefs. [IIRC, Christianity isn't that nice to women...]

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    Oh marvellous, an equalities minister for inequality.

    Difficult to make much of her voting record beyond "whipped Tory" for the most part, although she seems strongly in favour of academies and devolving power to schools - though I don't know how much of that is whipped.

    "The new education secretary, Nicky Morgan, does not respond to questions about whether she will "make peace" within education following Michael Gove's package of reforms."

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Ouch...

    Against gay rights.
    For EU integration.
    Against EU referendum.
    Against helping the disabled/ill.

    And Jesus H Christ... that tax section. More tax for everyone, except bankers and the rich.


    Also:


    • Voted very strongly for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education
    • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees


    And she's now the education minister?!


    It looks like the majority of her decisions have been to help the rich and punish the poor for being poor. [Can't get full details, it's erroring.]

    All in all... I dislike this woman.

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