Nicky Morgan is leaving politics. Gasp! Her words: ‘....the clear impact on my family and the other sacrifices involved in, and the abuse for, doing the job of a modern MP can only be justified if, ultimately, Parliament does what it is supposed to do – represent those we serve in all areas of policy, respect votes cast by the electorate and make decisions in the overall national interest.’ Wow. So Nicky Morgan is stepping down because she feels got at on social media, overworked, bullied, not respected, hassled, exhausted and generally made to feel like a cow pat. She suffered ‘abuse’ and her own private life affected her family life. Probably health as well. She feels that parliament needs to think about the national interest. Right. Okaaay. So...all her years in post at the department of education, pushing the jokes known as academies, ignoring teachers’ pleas for support and, along with Gove, making teachers’ lives genuinely miserable, stressed, riddled with bullying and depression...can we not see the irony here? Still, she is sure to do well in her next almost guaranteed consultancy/giving chats at her old girls’ school/ presenting/ Laughborogh teashop role. Of course, this in no way suggests that she too has been squashed by the wheel of karma and is finally getting a taste of her own Govian medicine. Oh no. No irony to see here, chaps. Move along. But..respectfully: Maybe don’t bleat on about working difficulties which are a mere fluff-ball compared to the living torments you and your department inflicted on thousands of decent teachers.