Fast Forward! : Gove: Learn and Earn time off


Gove: Learn and Earn time off

The new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, is giving his first major speech today since being appointed to his new cabinet role and is already causing quite a stir. Gove will set out new proposals that some criminals should be released early if they take part in English and Maths. Obviously old habits from the Department of Education die hard …

This step marks a return to the 2010 Ken Clarke style emphasis on rehabilitation in prisons which was never fully implemented under the Coalition. The Telegraph notes the similarity between these two styles with Gove believing that prisoners should also have more time outside their cells to work and that Prison Governors should have more Freedom to decide what happens in their own prisons. The age old battle of Rehabilitation and Deterrence rages once again …

CWF will wait for the full details of Mr Gove’s plans before deciding their likelihood of keeping our streets safe. But it is great to see that Michael Gove is going back to what he is good at in education.



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6pm – Meet the Conservative Mayoral Candidates and Greg Hands MP at Il Pagliaccio Restaurant on Wandsworth Bridge Road – Don’t miss out on your chance to interrogate the mayoral hopefuls



1)      Iain Dale: The Conservative Party is acting like North Korea over its London Mayoral candidate selection – Conservative Home

2)      Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb – The Spectator

3)      Conservatives win back Gorleston seat in Norfolk County Council by-election – Eastern Daily Press

4)      Trade Union Bill: Will it prevent strikes? What does it mean for employers? Here's everything you need to know – City A.M.

5)      David Cameron will take whatever abuse the Eurocrats dish out - CapX



On this day, 17th July, in 1945 Churchill, Truman, and Stalin meet at Potsdam to decide the future of occupied Germany. Tensions begin to arise at this conference which led to the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. It took a chemistry student and a Hollywood actor another 45 years to end it …