Opinion: What exactly does Gove mean by ‘public good’?
Last week Defra secretary Michael Gove received ovations from the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference; two contrasting audiences, two different versions of the same theme. Gove’s charm, intellect and agility as a wordsmith are refreshing. However, his chameleon-like ability to make all quarters feel they have his backing is a little unnerving. To a throng of media followers, Mr Gove announced the basic payment system has been granted a stay of execution. What does that mean? […]
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