The surprising Mr Gove

Gareth Simkins: Although it is still early days, warnings of Michael Gove’s baleful influence on the environment appear misplaced.

Gareth Simkins, writer, ENDS ReportAlthough it is still early days, warnings of Michael Gove’s baleful influence on the environment appear misplaced.

When Gove became environment secretary in June, environmental professionals drew a collective breath. As a leading Brexiteer who deemed the Habitats Directive “absurd”, backed deregulation and flirted with climate change denial, the reaction was deserved.

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