Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Same old, same old

When Michael Gove left his position as Education Secretary, there was much delight - only for his replacement Nicky Morgan to prove scarcely any more palatable. History appears to have repeated itself following the departure of Iain Duncan Smith, given that the man selected to step into his shoes as Work and Pensions Secretary, Stephen Crabb, has ties to a Christian organisation that endorses "gay cure" therapy.

What's more, despite voting for cuts to disability benefits and taking on a role that would have seen him implement them (had they not been hastily consigned to the dustbin), he somehow remains a patron of Pembrokeshire Mencap. The charity's trustees have issued a statement saying that they won't demand that Crabb steps down - even though other charities have set a precedent, with Richmond AID left "shocked and disappointed" by the decision of patron Zac Goldsmith, the Tories' candidate for Mayor of London, to support the "brutal cut", which rendered his position "no longer tenable".

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