Sending the wrong person

One might be forgiven for thinking that if the Secretary of State for Wales is sent on an official overseas visit, it would be to promote Wales. But no.


As we can see from the picture, David Jones is attending the 47th SEAMEO conference in Vietnam.

I quite welcome the idea of the UK becoming an associate member of the organization. But if the UK wanted itself to be taken seriously, why did it not send a minister with at least some responsibility for education?

There are, after all, four to choose from. Mike Russell, John O'Dowd, Michael Gove or even our own Leighton Andrews would have some international credibility. Sending David Jones is a bit of an insult.

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lionel said...

I'd be willing to bet he pretended to all present that the UK had one single education system, run by his party though

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