This is one of the archival ‘Your Memories on Facebook’ prompts, but rather than re-share it there I am posting here: I’m simply proud of the restraint I demonstrated at the time, but also, with the hindsight we all now have, how incisive the observation was also at that time, and of course still is as The Gove apparently has come out in support of May’s grammar school nonsense, though I should perhaps regard such support as the kiss of death, almost literally:
Why oh why oh why did I just dip into watching Spiv Gove answering questions in Parliament – he is a brylcreem bastard in slickly saying so much to express so little. It is a rhetorical nothingness. He has no educational ideas other than an anachronistic ideology and even this is blatantly bereft of understanding. Can anyone imagine how hard it was to say just this so relatively politely?