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Tuesday, 15 July 2014
"Gove's a Gonner" - Striking Works!
As I was sitting in a primary school staff room this morning, the news came through that Michael Gove had been axed - and demoted to boot. "Gove's a Gonner - Yay!" was immediately written on the top of the staff noticeboard!
At the NUT meeting at lunchtime, nobody was naive enough to think that, under Nicky Morgan, the stress, workload and attacks are going to go away. However, everyone was elated that Gove had gone - and everyone could see that striking and campaigning delivers results!
Today's reshuffle is further evidence that politicians are most susceptible to pressure in the run-up to a General Election. So let's have a good summer break and then come back ready to strike again.
We've got rid of Gove, now let's defeat Gove's policies too!
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