To Amber, what is truth?
Yes, a very good question. I think it is easier to say in this context what it is not
. And what it is not is something to be found coming out of the mouth of a politician.
The lesson for Michael Gove (and indeed all politicians) is that he might find more success if he used less spin.
Well I think sadly he is
achieving success, if success is to be defined by getting his fizzog all over the papers, earning a big fat salary; and getting his ideas talked about as if they were worthy of one single moment's thought. He has an awful lot of influence; whether that is success I don't know, but it's a shame some more informed people don't get a taste of it. But that is 21st century British politics. I don't think listening to today's politicians is too different from watching some of the old Soviet tractor production/potato harvest type films full of happy peasants, skipping around to music and a commentary telling of continued improvement, in the face of much evidence to the contrary.