Gove’s Acronym Problem

Gove’s Acronym Problem

After encountering some turbulence trying to demote Raab yesterday, it looks like Boris’s reshuffle has hit another stumbling block. Gove’s new department – the already absurdly named MoHoCoLoGo – is in need of a rebrand, after also being given the remits of elections, the union and levelling up. The Sun’s Harry Cole reports the initial proposal for a new “Department for the Union and Levelling Up” is no longer a flyer after realisations its acronym, ‘DULU’, sounds too much like “Dull”. It’s a shame a change was needed, given it was pointed out yesterday that Michael Gove the first MHCLG Secretary with all the letters of the department in his name

Guido will leave it up to cleverer minds to work out an acronym that includes all the letters of Gove’s new remit (MHCLG + Union + Levelling Up + Elections) though it’s not the worst reshuffle acronym problem encountered by a PM. As Alan Johnson recounts, in 2005 Tony Blair came up with a plan to rename the department for Trade and Industry as the “Department of Productivity, Energy, Industry and Science”. Thankfully Johnson was used to it by that point however – he’d already been Minister for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, and headed up the Sexual Health Advisory Group…



* This article was originally published by Guido Fawkes

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