Yes, Gove, Corbyn Is Bad – But Betraying Brexit Is Worse

Yes, Gove, Corbyn Is Bad – But Betraying Brexit Is Worse, by James Delingpole.

Last night in Parliament, Environment Secretary Michael Gove made a barnstormer of a speech.:

… Whatever you think of Gove — and I know a lot of you here present don’t think very much of him — it was a fine piece of impassioned rhetoric from a master debater, worthy of commemoration. …

If Jeremy Corbyn were to make a speech denouncing the wind industry for its dishonesty, greed, and epic destruction of avian wildlife, I would applaud him despite the fact that he is a terrorist-loving communist.

If Green MP Caroline Lucas were to make a speech demanding a No Deal Brexit as the only way of honouring the decision made in the 2016 EU Referendum, I’d big her up too whatever my reservations about her grotesque Watermelon politics.

The same should apply to Michael “Tyrion Lannister” Gove. Those of you not big enough to accept that this was a great speech just because you feel he has betrayed you on Brexit are being petty and ungenerous.

All that said — and at the risk of completely contradicting myself — the fuss being made about Gove’s speech by the Tory faithful is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the Conservative party.

For several years now, their best argument for voting Conservative has been: if you don’t vote for us, you’ll get Jeremy Corbyn.

Not only has it been their best argument — it has also been their only argument.

On free speech, on Brexit, on the environment, on taxation, on foreign aid, on military spending, on Islam, on rubbish like the gender pay gap, on transgenderism, the Conservative party has been so busily pandering to the liberal-left that it’s hard for any Conservative voter to find any policy worth voting for.