LORD AndrewÂ AdonisÂ will be buddying up with David Willetts as the latest appointment to the Policy Institute at Kingâ€™s.
Hinting at the potential of a budding Policy Institute bromance, Willetts has previously been quoted as claiming to be “more authentically AndrewÂ AdonisÂ than AndrewÂ Adonis,â€ and â€œsaying what AndrewÂ AdonisÂ would like to say but cannotâ€.
AdonisÂ will be bringing the same policy advising skills previously enjoyed by Tony Blair to the table at Kingâ€™s.
He has also been appointed as a visiting professor alongside fellow Bro-fessor Willetts, as well as advisor to the newly formed Strand Group, a policy forum bringing together academics and policy makers to make sweet, sweet policy (apparently).
LordÂ AdonisÂ became a Labour life peer and Minister for Schools in 2005. His flagship policy of Academy schools were featured in his 2012 book â€˜Education, Education, Educationâ€™, because just one education is never enough.
Jon Davis, Director of the Strand Group said: â€œLordÂ Adonisâ€™sÂ
bodyÂ appointment is tremendous news for Kingâ€™s. He is Parliamentâ€™s foremost thinker in issues such as schools policy, apprenticeships, national infrastructure, regional policy and much more besides.â€ (Naughty).
AdonisÂ has been appointed to the Policy Institute along with Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Professor John Rentoul, Sir Kevin Tebbit and William Keegan CBE.