.... Islamism is very much in the news, both here and abroad, and it seemed worth getting their sense about the rights and wrongs of the matter. The answer to the question of which minister’s view is closest to theirs is as follows: Gove 43 per cent, May 25 per cent, Neither 14 per cent, Don’t Know 18 per cent.
The relatively high proportion of Don’t Knows surely reflects the obscurity of the disagreement. Different explanations will be offered for the fact that Gove’s view has emphatically more support than May’s.
Mine is that Party members want a tough line to be taken on such extremism, and in their view Gove’s view is tougher than May’s – which meets their approval. [ConservativeHome] Read more