Yes minister

Looking at the questions in the poll used as evidence by Michael Gove to dissuade teachers in England from striking (story here:, and results here: I was reminded of this:

Is it a coincidence that the founder of the polling company is ‘currently on leave of absence and is serving as Director of Strategy to the Prime Minister’.?

Lastly, my favourite comment under the story has a Gove-like ring to it:
‘Evidence? What of? Am I required to have “evidence” before I can have an opinion? This is another way of trying to shut down debate; you are a supporter of freedom of speech I assume?’. I might try this with my supervisor.

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