Well we can agree to disagree then kona!
Gove on the Offensive. Blackadder content.
I wish I could get back the time I wasted reading this pish
TBH I think Gove deserves maximum pelters for starting it off
In a nutshell, this. For all his comments about undergraduate cynics playing to the crowd, Gove's dire article in the Fail is clearly drenched in his own sex-wee, excitedly spurting as he uses the centenary as an opportunity to bash "lefties", FFS. He could have made the simple point that Blackadder = fictional comedy series, but no - this pintpot of political pish, in his capacity as a State Minister, had to wave his own little flag. It doesn't even seem to have occurred to the twonk that there is room here for both satire and dispassionate analysis (even if the tabulations of academia are generally at a very safe distance...).
Anyway, a truly staggering number of men died whilst undertaking their duty - some because they were forced to, some because they did what they felt was necessary... many (inc some of the fêted/derided war poets) finding satisfaction in warfare & getting the job done. On this showing, the best way for Gove to respect their memory would be to keep his gob shut.
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