Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Letter to the Times today


Sir, I agree with almost everything that Clare Foges writes in her article about Michael Gove, but she got one part slightly wrong. She says that “trashing experts was not his finest hour”. But really, it was. What he actually said was “the people of this country have had enough of experts from organisations with acronyms saying that they know what is best.” In the same interview, and in the same context, he said: “I’m asking the people to trust themselves.”
Two statements that set Mr Gove apart from many of those experts, and many other politicians, in not patronising the people of this country.
Nigel Barratt
Melton, Suffolk

I agree with this very strongly. This was the high point of the referendum campaign and roused the most irritating sort of Remainers to fury. 

Michael Gove should have stood for the Tory leadership as soon as David Cameron resigned - he was the only good candidate.

1 comment:

  1. But like all the Tories and Brexiteers, ran away from what he had done and refused to manage something very complex and difficult that he put in motion. About the difficulty of Brexit, the experts were actually right.