Only one person sitting around the cabinet table truly understands how Islamism works – and David Cameron has silenced him. I’m referring to Michael Gove, who in addition to studying radical Islam for many years was waging war against it in British schools – often surreptitiously, in order not to alert the enemy.

The defenestration of Gove was the most cowardly act of Dave’s premiership. That fact was underlined yesterday when A-level* students started trolling the former education secretary because, thanks to him, they no longer get an automatic A* just for turning over the paper at the beginning of the exam.

As chief whip, and not even a full member of the cabinet, Gove is no longer in a position to expose the ‘Trojan Horse’ indoctrination that, according to some reports, has encouraged more British Muslims to join Isis than the British Army. (I wonder how many hail from Birmingham.) Were he still education secretary, he would be tracing the path of these psychotic converts through the state school system. His successor – her name currently escapes me – certainly won’t bother. But, hey, the focus groups don’t like Gove, and that’s all that matters to his assassin, currently turning lobster pink on yet another bloody beach.

* Gary Pepworth, below, notes correctly that I was ‘so pleased with my smug joke that I failed to notice that yesterday was GCSE results day’. I blame Shirley Williams, education secretary when I took my O-levels. 

Tags: Islam, Islamism, Michael Gove, Radical Islam