Just heard that Liz Truss has been promoted to Environment Secretary in Cameron’s re-shuffle. She was so useless at Education that I suppose it was inevitable that she’d make the cabinet sooner or later.
I always thought she was there to occasionally make remarks that were so daft they would make even Gove look like a rational human being. You’ll remember she told us that nursery staff could supervise more children if they had Grade C GCSEs in English and maths and that this would make nursery places less expensive. More recently, in light of studies which showed teachers in England worked longer hours than their European counterparts but actually taught children for fewer, she told teachers not to spend so much time planning different work for different children (we call it ‘differentiation’, love, but who would expect an education minister to know that?)
Now, I fear even more for the environment.