Just who are these people?

If you have had your head in a bucket of sand for the past few weeks, months or years it is likely that you will not know who Mr Michael Gove MP is.  For those of you who haven’t, then you will know that he is our esteemed Minister for Education.

Now I give you another name to conjure with.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Dominic Grieve MP.  Mr Grieve, is another member of the UK’s Coalition Government, and more to the point he is the Attorney General.  So far so obtuse I hear you tut tutting.  But please bear with me…

Both of these government ministers are in charge of departments which have the potential to affect millions of our citizens.  Both are of a politcal hue which leans more towards the ultra violet than infra red.  But that’s not relevant to my point here, it’s just another thing that they have in common.

No, my point is this. Dominic Grieve is a lawyer by education, training and no doubt by inclination.  It seems eminently sensible that he be charged with the role of Attorney General.  Horses for courses and all that.  But what of Mr Gove?  Has he ever held the post of teacher or lecturer or anything else connected with education?  Not that I can see; I don’t think that he’s even been responsible for the kids at lunchtime at his local primary school.  He’s a journalist by trade.  Get that, a journalist is the person ultimately responsible for the education of our children; that’s my kids, your kids, everybody’s kids.

In fact scrub that, because he’s not ultimately responsible at all.  At the end of his term he’ll just walk away having imposed his own ideologically skewed vision on the children and young people of this country with, I’ll wager, barely a backwards glance.

If it doesn’t work, personally, I’d blame the teachers…

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