Thursday, June 18, 2009


The THE reports growing unease about the wonderful merger of education with business through the creation of Peter Mandelson's new fiefdom, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

It certainly has produced some odd-looking ministerial portfolios. This one has some logic to it, though with chilling undertones: "Lord Drayson keeps his post as Science Minister but adds responsibility for research and procurement in the Ministry of Defence." Kevin Brennan will combine Further Education, skills and apprenticeships with consumer affairs. But the most surprising is Lord Young, who adds to his previous job as Minister for Students, responsibility for the Post Office and Royal Mail.

Who said men can't multi-task?

(Thanks to Ian)

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