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Reshuffle: David Willetts, left on the cutting room floor

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

When the news broke last night that David Willetts was resigning as the universities and science minister, Stewart Wood, one of Ed Miliband’s closest advisers and the shadow minister without portfolio, tweeted: “I’ve always found David Willetts to be a decent, principled & loyal man. I hope his party misses him & both his brains when he steps down.” Wood was an academic in a previous life and it’s likely that few of his former colleagues, or students for that matter, will…

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