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THE 'UNIQUE BLEND' OF JOHN GUMMER

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The Independent on Sunday (p15) profiled environment secretary John Gummer. It describes him as a 'unique blend of ...
The Independent on Sunday (p15) profiled environment secretary John Gummer. It describes him as a 'unique blend of conservatism, piety and Sixties flamboyance'.

Mr Gummer is also described as a survivor with a reputation among civil servants as an astute politician.

He has avoided to take the blame for local government budget cuts and poor election results, for example, while still managing to smooth over local government reorganisation, implement the council tax and make the government look slightly greener.
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