Michael Gove highlights his own lies; Tony Robinson is right

6 Jan

Is Gove the most stupid politician this country has ever produced? Well he’s in good company but instead of me saying why he’s wrong or Sir Tony Robinson, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis I’ll leave it to Harry Patch, the last tommy, someone who was actually there: http://icannotgotobed.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/harry-patch-last-tommy-of-ww1.html

Vox Political

A new development has occurred in the story of Michael Gove’s attempt to rewrite the history of World War One as a glorious display of “patriotism, honour and courage”.

This blog took Gove to task after he attacked one of Britain’s best TV comedies, Blackadder Goes Forth, for perpetuating “myths” about the conflict.

Now Sir Tony Robinson, who played Baldrick in the much-loved series, has weighed in to warn Gove against attacking teachers.

He told Sky News: “It’s not that Blackadder teaches children the First World War.

“When imaginative teachers bring it in, it’s simply another teaching tool; they probably take them over to Flanders to have a look at the sights out there, have them marching around the playground, read the poems of Wilfred Owen to them. And one of the things that they’ll do is show them Blackadder.

“And I think to make this mistake…

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