Brexit goon finally manages to exit something

Michael Gove with the word 'Govxit' written next to him
Wilson Belshaw

Michael Gove is one of the goons who pushed us towards Brexit WHILE DOING NO PLANNING FOR IT WHATSOEVER. While this has made Brexit pretty much impossible to deliver, Gove has at least managed to exit from something.

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After learning that Tory members fear a Corbyn government more than anything, Gove started making speeches like:

I believe that climate change is the second greatest threat we face. The first is Jeremy Corbyn. The third is a climate-fuelled Corbynado made entirely from gusty socialists.

And:

It’s crucial that Britain leaves the European Union, but it’s even more vital that Corbyn leaves Britain. I’m calling this project Corbexit. Let’s take £350m back from the EU and spend it on launching Corbyn into space!

And:

The problem with Jeremy Corbyn is sooner or later you run out of other people’s radishes.

When asked to explain what this last point meant, Gove claimed that Jeremy Corbyn had tampered with his speech notes. And yet, despite this obviously strong campaign, Gove has now been tossed into “the dustbin of history”.

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Whatever your opinion on the EU is, you have to admit that not planning how to carry out Brexit was a spectacularly bad idea. Or maybe you don’t? Gove certainly doesn’t excuse his lack of forethought, and he came this close to becoming the prime minister.

But yeah – keep telling us about how the Tories support the idea of a meritocracy.

Featured image via Policy Exchange – Flickr

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