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We’re off to hell in a hand cart, even though we’re all suited up.

Having watched Channel 4 news tonight, is there any wonder we are totally fucked.

Apparently we have a Prime Minister who thinks the most important contribution he can make, is to compare his own sartorial elegance, a dapper suit, to the casual attire of the Leader of the Opposition.

That his Health Secretary has apparently made  some dubious claims about the Junior Doctors, is determined to impose a contract of employment on the said Doctors, provoking them to call three, forty-eight hour strikes, seems to have completely passed him by .

It has not yet registered with him that our NHS is falling apart, primarily because of the actions of his ministers.

If that’s not enough, Channel 4 seem pretty confident that there has been some dodgy goings-on in recent by elections involving his party. His “party activists” in the said by-election, allegedly “professional” activists, were brought in because his party is hemorrhaging members.

In 219 constituencies they have less than 100 members, and apparently are not equipped to fight an election anywhere in the country. This apparently might explain the dodgy goings-on as the “professional” activists don’t have a clue what they are doing. But no one  from the Prime Minister’s party is able, or willing, to answer any questions.

His Chancellor is presiding over an economy that is reduced to the level of a stall at a Sunday morning car boot sale, where the main items on sale are the assets of the UK citizens, built up over years of hard work and taxation.

His Department of Work and Pensions is on a crusade to eliminate poverty and disability by a policy of starvation and suicide, aimed at the working poor and the disabled.

Latest figures show the biggest rise in death rates since the war. On top of all that, his Secretary of State is presiding over the biggest cock-up in Departmental reform the country has seen, and he still manages to stay in his job.

The Prime Minister’s Department of Education has been reduced to a production line for children to pass tests. Teachers are leaving in droves, causing a recruitment crisis that everyone, apart from him, acknowledges is real and acute. Meanwhile his current Secretary of State for Education continues to look like a rabbit trapped in the headlights when she is questioned about Education Policy.

We have no houses left. If it’s a bad April, and the April Showers are torrential this year, 30% of the country will be under water, again.

He managed to get everyone who likes suits to support him in a bombing campaign over Syria. Now the Russians and Turks are on the verge of World War Three, and we’ve managed to drop 4 bombs.

He’s trying to destroy the Trade Unions with his latest bill. Not content with that, he has told charities they cannot lobby Parliament without the risk of losing funding, and ethical purchases are now illegal.

Gove 2His previous Education Secretary, now Minister for Justice, has joined the opposition in the EU debacle, and this morning said the PM was mistaken about his claim that the negotiated deal was legally binding. To put it Bluntly, his colleague, Gove, called him a liar, because Prime Ministers don’t make mistakes.

Later in the morning, somebody called Nick tried to defend him on the politics show and was made to look like a complete fool by Neil Andrew, or is it Andrew Neil, and a woman from Labour called Gisela Stuart.

The next potential Tory Prime Minister, the PM’s other new enemy, makes Corbyn look like a well dressed manikin in a TopMan shop window display. He also needs to buy a comb.

No one can doubt it, we are going to hell in a hand cart, and the Prime Minister is pushing it as fast as he can.

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24 Feb 2016 Posted by | Austerity, Politics, Tory, Westminster | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The #Gove Coloing buk

 

Gove 2Today I set about enriching my life in the traditional way of the working classes.

Colouring in pictures of Britain’s foremost educationalist is, without doubt, the only way I can aspire to the standards set out by the great man himself.

Gove colouringI recognise it is through my laziness that I have failed to achieve acceptance into the sainted halls of classical education. So it is with that in mind that I set about my menial task, in the hope that a tiny speck of the great leader’s values may fall upon my brow.

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20 Jan 2016 Posted by | Education | | Leave a comment

Gove was ‘despised’, says Nicky Morgan’s new mental health tsar | Schools Week

“Michael Gove was a “despised” and “divisive” education secretary who refused to acknowledge the link between mental health and academic performance”, says the present education secretary’s mental health tsar.

Michael-Gove_jpg_pagespeed_ce_0Dv96BPT6TShe said Mr Gove’s refusal to accept the link between health and self-esteem and performance at school manifested in many ways, including a “narrowed curriculum”, “slashed budgets” and his “refusal to sign a mandate” ensuring a minimum of two hours of physical education per week.

She might have added that Gove will always be despised for what he did during his time at education.

At least we now have someone speaking directly to the Education Secretary about mental health issues and its impact in our schools.

Source: Gove was ‘despised’, says Nicky Morgan’s new mental health tsar | Schools Week

17 Jan 2016 Posted by | Education, Politics | , | Leave a comment

Michael Gove’s school reforms ‘ignored’ rise in pupils’ mental illness | Education | The Guardian

Michael Gove’s school reforms ‘ignored’ rise in pupils’ mental illness | Education | The Guardian.

goveist“Paul Burstow, care services minister in the coalition, suggests in an article online for the Observer that “Gove’s education ministry was just not interested in mental health and well-being”, despite the long-term costs to pupils and the exchequer. Gove, now justice secretary, was education secretary from 2010 to 2014.”

Another catastrophic legacy from Gove

7 Jul 2015 Posted by | Education | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tory Education Secretary is right: She should be held responsible for the mess in our schools | Vox Political

Nicky Morgan

Tory Education Secretary is right: She should be held responsible for the mess in our schools | Vox Political. By Mike Sivier

20 Apr 2015 Posted by | Bedford, Education, General Election | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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