The Spectator

Follow the talent

Follow the talent
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If anyone was wondering what the political parties think the key battleground of the next few years will be, just look at the people taking on the children, schools and families brief. Gordon Brown has placed his right-hand man Ed Balls in charge of this new department. Shadowing him will be Michael Gove, the pick of the political talent in the shadow cabinet. And today, Ming Campbell passed the portfolio to the Lib Dems’ deepest thinker, and the man the Tories are desparately keen to poachDavid Laws