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Gove under attack for clean air plan that ignores Heathrow emissions

As attacks on the transport secretary’s alleged incompetence continued unabated, one leading broadsheet also suggested that environment secretary Michael Gove was guilty of ineptitude. Rik Thomas reports

18 January 2019
Environment secretary Michael Gove was strongly criticised in The Times for failing to make any mention of Heathrow Airport’s expansion plans in his new clean air strategy
Environment secretary Michael Gove was strongly criticised in The Times for failing to make any mention of Heathrow Airport’s expansion plans in his new clean air strategy

 

Ad Hominem abuse of transport secretary Chris Grayling has become a commonplace feature of late when the media is discussing transport policy (Media Monitor passim) but on 15 January Alistair Osborne, business commentator for The Times, decided to launch a personal attack against environment secretary Michael Gove instead. “No government minister ever got anywhere without being able to think two contradictory ideas at once, so why should Michael Gove be different?” he asked...

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