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Gavin Williamson is the new Education Secretary

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noblegiraffe Wed 24-Jul-19 21:17:37

The best I can summon up about Damian Hinds is ‘meh’.

But Gavin Williamson was shit at defence wasn’t he? Telling Russia to ‘go away and shut up’, tractors with machine guns and leaking Huawei stuff.

What do you think he’ll do with education?

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Piggywaspushed Wed 24-Jul-19 21:32:26

Very little.

Has he got ANY relevant experience, or even interest??

noblegiraffe Wed 24-Jul-19 21:34:52

Wikipedia says his missus used to be a primary teacher AND he went to a state school so basically he’s overqualified.

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Piggywaspushed Wed 24-Jul-19 21:35:53

Aha! His wife is a former primary teacher! I can't help but note the 'former'.

MrsGrindah Wed 24-Jul-19 21:36:05

Think the answers to next years GCSE questions will be leaked tomorrow grin

Piggywaspushed Wed 24-Jul-19 21:37:10

X post Wiki research!

borntobequiet Wed 24-Jul-19 21:37:25

He has the sort of attitude that makes one want to put him in detention for many years.

noblegiraffe Wed 24-Jul-19 21:38:30

Hah, brilliant, MrsGrindah grin

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noblegiraffe Wed 24-Jul-19 21:39:12

I kind of like the idea that he got the job on the basis of who his wife is.

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ElizabethinherGermanGarden Wed 24-Jul-19 21:42:53

Oh my bloody god and fuck 😵

noblegiraffe Wed 24-Jul-19 22:12:52

But what do you really think, Elizabeth?

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ElizabethinherGermanGarden Wed 24-Jul-19 22:24:51


SabineSchmetterling Thu 25-Jul-19 06:43:34

At least he’s not Gove. At every Tory reshuffle I worry we’ll get Gove again. 😂

herculepoirot2 Thu 25-Jul-19 07:50:14

Let’s hope he listens.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Thu 25-Jul-19 07:51:46

Hinds was OK to work for. Quite a pleasant man. I'm glad we haven't got Gove back!

mnahmnah Thu 25-Jul-19 07:55:01

I know very little about him, so I would appreciate someone filling me in please?

I read on wiki that he went to state schools and the university of Bradford, so I thought at least he’s not another grammar schooler or old Etonian, and not Oxbridge. And that his wife was a primary teacher, he might have more of a clue about the profession.

herculepoirot2 Thu 25-Jul-19 07:57:30

He was the MD of his own business. He has two kids, apparently.

herculepoirot2 Thu 25-Jul-19 08:00:23

And apparently his political inspiration was Rab Butler, of Butler Act fame.

Piggywaspushed Thu 25-Jul-19 11:24:44

That'd be the business he had to step back from because of a flirtation with an employee...

Interesting inspiration for a lifelong Tory!

noblegiraffe Fri 26-Jul-19 13:28:55

NIck Gibb remains as Schools Minister.

The phrase ‘When hell freezes over’ has now become ‘When Nick Gibb is replaced as Schools Minister’.

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pfrench Wed 31-Jul-19 13:37:44

Wikipedia says his missus used to be a primary teacher AND he went to a state school so basically he’s overqualified.

Haha, nice!

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