Thursday, 11 January 2018

Here today and gone tomorrow

Just over half a year; that’s how long the Children’s Minister, Robert Goodwill, has lasted in the UK Government. Prime Minister Theresa May has apparently sacked him in her ministerial reshuffle.

The reasons for his departure remain unclear, but he had hardly been in post long enough for his performance to be measured and found wanting. I expect it is all a matter of back room deals and shady political manoeuvrings.

Even more puzzling is the fact that days after the reshuffle began there appears to have been no announcement about Goodwill’s successor. Perhaps they have forgotten that there is still a vacancy?

It all makes me wonder what’s going on at the Department for Education and how much of a priority children’s services are.