New education secretary to visit the Isle of Wight

By a County Press reporter

Friday, July 18, 2014


NEW secretary of state for education Nicky Morgan is to visit the Isle of Wight.

Just days after she replaced Michael Gove, it was confirmed she would be guest speaker at MP Andrew Turner’s newly re-launched Business Club.

She will attend a launch dinner at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club on July 28. She was invited while she was in her former position as economic secretary to the treasury.

Mr Turner said: "I have known her for many years and she is very impressive; demonstrated by the fact that she has been promoted to the cabinet just four years after she became an MP. She was my first choice as the guest for my new-look Business Club; now that she is Secretary of State for Education having her as our first speaker is even more of a coup."

Anyone interested in attending can call Mr Turner’s office (01983) 530808 or e-mail


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by carl palmer

19th July 2014, at 18:54:21

hey don't forget to check her passport

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by roger mazillius

18th July 2014, at 13:58:59

Well said DP and KT. Imo the Secretary of State would be well advised to offer her apologies for non-attendance unless she can make a proper "educational" visit on the same day.
Mind you, I don't know what business experience ex teacher Andrew has (probably nil) although his interesting method of claiming "business" expenses might just mean he is a wizard when it comes to accounting practices!
If I were you pet, I would avoid him like the plague!

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by Don Prescott

18th July 2014, at 09:38:50

"Plenary Session Press release - Budget - 16-07-2014 - 14:00

EU budget funding for 2014 is running out, leaving bills unpaid and member states out of pocket. MEPs will discuss the shortfall with Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and the Italian Presidency of the Council at 15.00 on Wednesday. Parliament is calling on the Council to plug payment gaps for research and employment programmes (€587 million), cohesion policy (€3.396 billion), Ukraine, Syrian refugees and other foreign policy instruments (€651 million) and fisheries (€106 million)."

Then because it shows how corrupt they are and not "transparent" like our Council, took it down at 17.38 because it contained the need for the UK to cough up over 600 m Euros, which "would not be noticed".

If we didn't keep giving money away to those crooks, maybe we could use it to improve business here without the need for another talking heads conference.

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by Don Prescott

18th July 2014, at 09:34:43

100% correct.
The only "business people" who will be interested are the CEOs of "Community Interest Companies ', charities and the like, plus, as you say "Members" of the Council for whom it may be the only chance to get into this upper class venue.

As if to show just how out of touch he now is he says "she has been promoted to the cabinet just four years after she became an MP".

As with all of the other women MPs who have been "promoted", it is a gesture of pure tokenism in the vain hope that women throughout the country will vote for Cameron next May as a result.

If AT wants to be in the news, he should publicise the latest edict fro the EU, which on 16th July at 14.00 put out the press release in my next post above/

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by K Thornton

18th July 2014, at 09:16:21

Only Andrew Turner could have the foresight (not) to launch a business club during peak season for the tourism industry, the most significant industry sector on the island. I can see all the hoteliers, attractions and restaurants closing up for the day to race to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (very inclusive venue Andrew). I guess the council will be well represented on this pointless jolly while the Island actually DOES BUSINESS. I'd love to go, but for the laughable date.

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by John Stone

18th July 2014, at 08:38:15

Why wasn't the Business Secretary (Vince Cable) his first choice?
Oh, I forgot, he's not a Tory!
Perhaps his first choice could now save the taxpayer some money by coming a little earlier to attend the previous engagement that Mr Gove made, rather than making two trips, or perhaps she's not intending to keep that appointment on his behalf!

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