Why Toby Young isn't even the real issue
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If January has been unkind to you so far, take a look at Theresa May. Her New Year Cabinet reshuffle descended into chaos within 24 hours, with two ministers refusing to leave their positions, two tendering their resignation, and the Conservative Party Twitter informing the world that the wrong minister had been appointed. Coming off the back of losing three Cabinet ministers in the last four months of 2017, Mrs May must have been hoping that other areas of her government were going to help her out and live up to her "strong and stable" promise. And then on Tuesday morning, Toby Young resigned from his position in the Office for Students after only eight days. His appointment had been surrounded by criticism, with Young's back catalogue of sexist and disablist comments being unearthed, dusted off and paraded as evidence of his unsuitability to work for an organisation designed to uphold standards in universities.
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