It can’t be, not again. Please don’t tell me Gove is in the news. Oh yes he is. And now it’s arguments about qualifications, and his calm acceptance that there’ll be different patterns in England, Scotland and Wales. He can’t get other countries to accept that his changes are right, so he’ll go ahead with what he wants, and they’ll do what they do already, and employers will go bananas trying to sift between different qualifications which mean different things.
There’s no sense of an overall view, of trying to create something for the general good which might not represent his personal views in every detail. He has to be right on every issue, all the time, and push his concerns as far as he can. Everybody knows what kind of a legacy this will leave – except, perhaps, Gove himself.