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Gove on WW1

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whendidyoulast Fri 03-Jan-14 13:38:49

Just argh!!

EvilTwins Fri 03-Jan-14 13:46:42

Gove on anything... Just argh!!

pointythings Fri 03-Jan-14 18:14:48

I've just Googled this... OMFG. So we should not analyse the causes of WW1, we should just uncritically worship 'our brave boys'.

Every time I think Gove cannot sink any lower, he digs some more.

Argh indeed. The man is insane, imvho.

OhBuggerandArse Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:41

HavantGuard Fri 03-Jan-14 18:19:20

Gove: pushing back the boundaries of fuckwittery

OhBuggerandArse Fri 03-Jan-14 18:19:24

Sorry, this one should be live.

OhBuggerandArse Fri 03-Jan-14 18:19:46


MrsMot Fri 03-Jan-14 18:24:09

On mobile so can't do link but Gove really needs to read this piece by Michael Morpurgo:

pointythings Fri 03-Jan-14 18:25:46

Signed, shared and tweeted.

AChickenCalledKorma Fri 03-Jan-14 18:54:45

"He singles out Richard Evans, regius professor of history at Cambridge University, who has said those who enlisted in 1914 were wrong to think they were fighting to defend freedom."

So ......... Gove is in favour of academic excellence ... but ready to criticise the views of someone who has actually studied his subject to the highest level? Because I don't think you get much more "academically excellent" than regius professor of history at Cambridge University confused.

Perhaps he should try reading all the books that the prof has read, instead of wasting so much time watching Blackadder grin.

pointythings Fri 03-Jan-14 19:01:21

But Korma, all academics who disagree with Gove are 'enemies of promise'. He says so, therefore it must be true... grin

kitchendiner Fri 03-Jan-14 19:38:01

Shocking article and not even close to GCSE History understanding of WW1.

MrsMot Fri 03-Jan-14 20:51:26

'1066 And All That' seems more his level of understanding

pointythings Fri 03-Jan-14 20:57:25

No, unfortunately '1066 And All That' is Gove's template for the UK's History syllabus.

VworpVworp Fri 03-Jan-14 21:06:43

I wish he'd come across a surfeit of lampreys wink

pointythings Fri 03-Jan-14 21:14:04

Quite, because he is most definitely a Bad Thing, not a Good King. smile

TalkinPeace Fri 03-Jan-14 22:08:49

1066 and all that is GREAT

Gove wants to live in "Our Island Story"
(My mum bought it for my kids because they poor things did not use it at their state school .... what a PILE OF SHITE )

Elibean Sat 04-Jan-14 12:05:47

Oh how I wish someone would educate Mr Aargh Gove. He isn't all that unusual or scary, but the fact that he is in the position he is in is utterly terrifying.

Shootingatpigeons Sat 04-Jan-14 12:48:59

I enjoyed this article about what Gove could learn from History if he bothered to stray beyond "Our Island Story". He would make a good widow Twanky Empress Dowager.

I don't understand where all these Conservative politicians got hold of "our Island Story", it certainly was a distant memory at my 70s Grammar School, though 1066 was still giving us relief from all the tedious "stuff" we had to learn in History (starting with "From Ur to Rome", Gove actually missed a trick there). I don't think Maggie can have been reading it to them as a bedtime story. If she had had her way History, which she was paranoid about saw as a dangerous hotbed of lefty ideas, would have been banned from the curriculum, and all but was. So I suppose we should be grateful it has inspired some sort of interest in the past, even if it is of the "Boy's Own" variety.

Skrifa Sat 04-Jan-14 12:54:27

Gove is a twat.

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