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Michael Gove and the Politics of School Uniform

We will support schools to introduce traditional blazer-and-tie uniforms, prefects and house systems.1 Michael Gove, parliamentary debate, 2010 Background Michael Gove, alumni of Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen, parades traditional values, which he claims to epitomise. He’s a Conservative cabinet minister. … Continue reading

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Hedonism and the state’s interference in the lives of adults

Hedonists believe ‘the pursuit of pleasure is the most important goal of human life’. Hedonists are tolerant. Each person’s pleasurable activities is theirs. Hedonists don’t recognise any role for states in legislating the personal conduct of adults. The only caveat … Continue reading

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Theresa May: a vindictive enemy

Having received inspiration she sacked Osborne Within twenty minutes of her arrival in Number Ten, May had summoned Osborne to sack him. Accounts of this meeting differ. Osborne’s people say it was cordial. But May’s people, who include Fiona Hill, (her chief of staff) let … Continue reading

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A Boris Johnson-Michael Gove Conversation

Boris Johnson I’m so glad that we’re friends after all this time, Michael Michael Gove If you want a friend buy a dog. (Trad.)  

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