- Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:40 pm
Attach as much weight to it as you would, considering it's from a professional comedian and recounted in a satirical column for the Observer, but I was amused by Stewart Lee's anecdote of him running into Gove at a motorway service station, sometime post-Brexit (they were contemporaries at Oxford), and Gove looking utterly petrified of all the normal people and possibly being recognised. Anyway, according to Lee, Gove asks him how the comedy thing's going. Lee says fine, then asks how "the politics thing" is going, and Gove replies that it's fine, as if it's just another job.
"There ain't nothing you fear more than a bad headline, is there? You'd rather live in shit than let the world see you work a shovel."