Sunday, February 07, 2016

A politician of great intellectual integrity, admired by MPs across the spectrum

A rather flawed article by Matthew D'Ancona in the Guardian:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/07/margaret-thatcher-eu-views-brexit

But it does have the interesting paragraph:

"The focus of Downing Street’s anxieties has now shifted from Theresa May and Boris Johnson to Michael Gove, the justice secretary and a key figure in the Cameron circle – social and official – since its inception. Gove is closer still to George Osborne. He behaved with great loyalty when Cameron removed him from the Department for Education for shabbily “electoral” reasons. But he is also a politician of great intellectual integrity, admired by MPs across the spectrum, and is not impressed by the Tusk deal or the arguments for signing up to it. Gove knows Cameron will be furious if he deserts him at this of all moments, and has promised an answer by the end of the EU summit, which opens on 18 February."

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