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No one in Cabinet ‘experienced in anything’

Eyebrows were raised when it became clear that the new Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, her Ministers and all the parliamentary under-secretaries were privately educated and thus have no knowledge of the state sector beyond seeing the occasional episode of Waterloo Road.

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Posted: Jul 21st, 2014
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Gove puts 15 MPs into special measures on his first day as chief whip

Michael Gove had a busy first day in his new role as Chief Whip, placing 15 MPs into special measures and launching an investigation into extremists influencing government policy, particularly on immigration.

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Posted: Jul 16th, 2014
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Alan Sugar tells Gordon Brown ‘You’re fired’

'you just don't bloody get it, do you?'Gordon Brown’s appointment of celebrity businessman Alan Sugar to his government backfired yesterday when the star of The Apprentice summoned the Prime Minister to the board room and declared ‘You’re fired!’

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Posted: Jun 10th, 2009
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Labour Government ‘to stand down at next election’

labourAfter weeks of mounting pressure, Gordon Brown confirmed last night that the Labour Government will stand down at the next general election, though still insisted that it had done nothing wrong. The credibility of the Government has been greatly tarnished in recent weeks with senior minister’s quitting, the expenses scandal, backbench revolts and last night’s embarrassment of 10 Downing Street resigning as the Prime Minister’s house.

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Posted: Jun 5th, 2009
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Home Office ‘stolen’

‘The Home Office had been left unattended while the government were announcing major reforms. When the Home Secretary returned to his office after the press announcement, he found it had been pinched.’

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Posted: Mar 30th, 2007
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