It was Michael Gove, a man who could stop hiccups with a fleeting trademark startled stare, who famously said that Brits were fed up with experts.
It was this killer line which stuck in the minds of millions before they voted in the Brexit referendum nearly three years ago. The nation had been fed a seemingly endless stream of statements about what leaving the European Union would mean and much of it was counter to the arguments of the Leave lobby, of which Mr Gove was a key member.
We have since learned that much of what was spouted by both sides during that tediously vitriolic campaign was more Walt Disney than Westminster but does this prove that we should disregard the advice of experts for evermore?
It hasn’t deterred Mr Gove who, in his position of Environment Secretary, leads a Government department full of civil servants and experts who hand out advice and make recommendations on an almost daily basis.
But I do find myself in the uncomfortable position of agreeing with him when it comes to experts as…
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