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Gove under pressure on revelations.

From Guardian
Michael Gove faces accusations that he may have misled parliament over claims of bullying and intimidation by key advisers at the Department for Education.
The Observer can reveal that a senior civil servant in the education secretary’s department has received a secret payoff of about £25,000 out of public funds, after a lengthy grievance procedure involving members of Gove’s team, including his special adviser, Dominic Cummings, and the department’s former head of communications, James Frayne.

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Are dark arts spinning out of control in Michael Gove’s department?

From The Observer
When the Observer’s political editor, Toby Helm, wrote a story last week about school sports he was attacked by a Twitter account linked to the Conservative party. The account has raised concerns within the party – yet the vicious attacks go on.

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Michael Gove advisers face claims of smear tactics against foes

Education secretary Michael Gove has been plunged into a potentially toxic row over allegations that members of his department have used the social networking site Twitter to launch highly personal attacks on journalists and political opponents and to conduct a Tory propaganda campaign paid for by the taxpayer.
The allegations raise questions about senior members of Gove’s team and have prompted concerns in the Tory party about the role of ministerial special advisers

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