Chris Grayling declares war on evidence

9th January, 2013 12:54 pm

Speaking in the House, the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling just said:

“The last Government was obsessed with pilots. Sometimes you just have to believe in something and do it.”

Yeah, what an awful Government Labour were, with their “pilot schemes” and their “evidence”, and their “trial and error”. Far better just to go with your gut Chris, and possibly make a huge, expensive, damaging national mistake. His reasoning reminds me of this, from Stephen Colbert:

  • Monkey_Bach

    These days everybody is assumed to be guilty unless proved innocent. Eeek.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.crowder2 Jim Crowder

    I thought that our attitude was that pilots couldn’t be assumed to scale up (c.f. Tory plans to get people into work etc.). When did this change, and how can I keep up?

  • MrSauce

    Following on in Alan Johnson’s sorry footsteps.
    Will ministers ever get it?
    I doubt it.

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